Lithium carbonate and Diverticulitis - from FDA reports


Summary

Diverticulitis is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,489 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA. Among them, 19 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis 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 18,086 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,685 Diverticulitis patients).

On Feb, 04, 2017

15,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 19 people (0.12%) have Diverticulitis


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Diverticulitis?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Diverticulitis *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 47.37 %
  • male: 52.63 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 50.0 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 35.71 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (4 people, 21.05%)
  • Pain (3 people, 15.79%)
  • Schizophrenia (2 people, 10.53%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (1 person, 5.26%)
  • Fibromyalgia (1 person, 5.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zyprexa (8 people, 42.11%)
  • Wellbutrin Sr (7 people, 36.84%)
  • Spironolactone (7 people, 36.84%)
  • Paxil (7 people, 36.84%)
  • Antabuse (7 people, 36.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (12 people, 63.16%)
  • Dizziness (11 people, 57.89%)
  • Weight Increased (9 people, 47.37%)
  • Hypotension (9 people, 47.37%)
  • Fatigue (9 people, 47.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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