Lithium carbonate and Confusion - from FDA reports


Summary

Confusion is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Olanzapine, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,489 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA. Among them, 408 have Confusion. Find out below who they are, when they have Confusion and more.

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Lithium Carbonate

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 18,088 users)

Confusion

Confusion has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 44,244 Confusion patients).

On Feb, 01, 2017

15,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 408 people (2.63%) have Confusion


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Confusion?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Confusion *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.94 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.94 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 11.76 %

Gender of people who have Confusion when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 54.32 %
  • male: 45.68 %

Age of people who have Confusion when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.58 %
  • 10-19: 5.19 %
  • 20-29: 1.73 %
  • 30-39: 10.37 %
  • 40-49: 19.6 %
  • 50-59: 27.38 %
  • 60+: 35.16 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (81 people, 19.85%)
  • Depression (21 people, 5.15%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (15 people, 3.68%)
  • Schizophrenia (13 people, 3.19%)
  • Mania (12 people, 2.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Olanzapine (42 people, 10.29%)
  • Depakote (34 people, 8.33%)
  • Clonazepam (32 people, 7.84%)
  • Zyprexa (31 people, 7.60%)
  • Risperidone (25 people, 6.13%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (99 people, 24.26%)
  • Agitation (78 people, 19.12%)
  • Tremor (77 people, 18.87%)
  • Speech Impairment (adult) (77 people, 18.87%)
  • Memory Loss (57 people, 13.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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