Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Hirsutism?


Summary

Hirsutism is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Clonazepam, and have Breast cancer . We study 15,179 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Hirsutism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hirsutism 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)

Hirsutism

Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) has been reported by people with thrombocytopenia, gallstones, abdominal pain, emotional distress, chest pain (latest reports from 2,031 Hirsutism patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

15,179 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 10 people (0.07%) have Hirsutism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Hirsutism?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Hirsutism *:

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

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

  • female: 70 %
  • male: 30 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 22.22 %
  • 30-39: 22.22 %
  • 40-49: 44.44 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Severity if Hirsutism when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (3 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (2 people)
  • Schizophrenia (1 person)
  • Paranoia (1 person)
  • Major Depression (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Clonazepam (5 people)
  • Vicodin (4 people)
  • Protonix (4 people)
  • Lorazepam (4 people)
  • Diflucan (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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