Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Dry Eyes?


Summary

Dry eyes is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, 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, 14 have Dry eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eyes 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 16,506 users)

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with eye pain, rashes, drug ineffective, ocular hyperaemia, eye irritation (latest reports from 14,090 Dry eyes patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 14 people (0.09%) have Dry Eyes


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Dry eyes?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Dry Eyes *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dry Eyes when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Dry Eyes when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 18.18 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 18.18 %
  • 60+: 36.36 %

Severity if Dry Eyes when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

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

How people recovered from Dry Eyes **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (6 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (5 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (4 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (3 people)
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (6 people)
  • Lamictal (5 people)
  • Zinc (3 people)
  • Pantothenic Acid (3 people)
  • Betacarotene (3 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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