Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Drug Withdrawal Syndrome?


Summary

Drug withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression . We study 15,179 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 170 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome 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)

Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation) has been reported by people with pain, agitation, insomnia, stress and anxiety, drug dependence (latest reports from 36,553 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 170 people (1.12%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.29 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 42.86 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 14.29 %

Gender of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 59.88 %
  • male: 40.12 %

Age of people who have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.73 %
  • 20-29: 13.43 %
  • 30-39: 35.07 %
  • 40-49: 18.66 %
  • 50-59: 20.9 %
  • 60+: 8.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (46 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (45 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (19 people)
  • Pain (17 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (11 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (46 people)
  • Neurontin (36 people)
  • Prozac (29 people)
  • Klonopin (29 people)
  • Depakote (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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