Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Interstitial Lung Disease?


Interstitial lung disease 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 Tegretol, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,296 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease 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 18,039 users)

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, preventive health care, lung cancer - non-small cell, breast cancer (latest reports from 28,509 Interstitial lung disease patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

15,296 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 12 people (0.08%) have Interstitial Lung Disease

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Interstitial lung disease?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Interstitial Lung Disease *:

  • < 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 Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 58.33 %
  • male: 41.67 %

Age of people who have Interstitial Lung Disease when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 25.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 12.5 %
  • 60+: 37.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (5 people, 41.67%)
  • Pyrexia (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Epilepsy (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Cholecystitis (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (4 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Tegretol (5 people, 41.67%)
  • Nitrazepam (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Doribax (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Clarithromycin (4 people, 33.33%)
  • Amlodipine Besylate (2 people, 16.67%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (2 people, 16.67%)
  • Vasculitis Nos (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Lung Nodule (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Chest X-Ray Abnormal (1 person, 8.33%)
  • Alveolitis Allergic (1 person, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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