Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Fatigue?


Fatigue 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 Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,179 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 785 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue 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)


Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 250,544 Fatigue patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 785 people (5.17%) have Fatigue

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Fatigue?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.26 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.69 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 11.97 %
  • 10+ years: 22.22 %

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

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.31 %
  • 10-19: 2.78 %
  • 20-29: 9.72 %
  • 30-39: 17.75 %
  • 40-49: 21.3 %
  • 50-59: 23.46 %
  • 60+: 24.69 %

Severity if Fatigue when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 36.21 %
  • severe: 48.28 %
  • most severe: 15.52 %

How people recovered from Fatigue **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 8.7 %
  • not yet: 91.3 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (225 people)
  • Depression (78 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (46 people)
  • Pain (32 people)
  • Anxiety (32 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (102 people)
  • Klonopin (68 people)
  • Clonazepam (68 people)
  • Lamictal (67 people)
  • Depakote (67 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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