Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Diabetes Insipidus?


Diabetes insipidus is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Carbamazepine, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,179 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 97 have Diabetes insipidus. Find out below who they are, when they have Diabetes insipidus 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 16,363 users)

Diabetes Insipidus

Diabetes insipidus (diabetes caused by a deficiency of the pituitary hormone vasopressin, which regulates kidney function) has been reported by people with craniopharyngioma, drug ineffective, hypernatraemia, diarrhea, dehydration (latest reports from 1,865 Diabetes insipidus patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 97 people (0.64%) have Diabetes Insipidus

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Diabetes insipidus?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Diabetes Insipidus *:

  • < 1 month: 5 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5 %
  • 10+ years: 70 %

Gender of people who have Diabetes Insipidus when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 48.91 %
  • male: 51.09 %

Age of people who have Diabetes Insipidus when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.15 %
  • 20-29: 10.34 %
  • 30-39: 5.75 %
  • 40-49: 37.93 %
  • 50-59: 13.79 %
  • 60+: 31.03 %

Severity if Diabetes Insipidus when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 100 %

How people recovered from Diabetes Insipidus **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (35 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (10 people)
  • Agitation (9 people)
  • Osteoporosis (8 people)
  • Insomnia (5 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carbamazepine (12 people)
  • Seroquel (11 people)
  • Risperidone (9 people)
  • Fosamax (8 people)
  • Oxatomide (7 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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