Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Narcotic Abuse?


Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 15,303 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse 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)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, pain, drug dependence, depression (latest reports from 32,264 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Oct, 17, 2016

15,303 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 47 people (0.31%) have Narcotic Abuse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Narcotic abuse?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Narcotic Abuse *:

  • < 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 Narcotic Abuse when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • female: 44.19 %
  • male: 55.81 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Lithium Carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 2.5 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.0 %
  • 20-29: 10.0 %
  • 30-39: 22.5 %
  • 40-49: 40.0 %
  • 50-59: 15.0 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (5 people, 10.64%)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (4 people, 8.51%)
  • Depression (3 people, 6.38%)
  • Anxiety (3 people, 6.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (13 people, 27.66%)
  • Depakote (10 people, 21.28%)
  • Alprazolam (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Ibuprofen (8 people, 17.02%)
  • Clonazepam (7 people, 14.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Overdose (8 people, 17.02%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (8 people, 17.02%)
  • Weight Increased (6 people, 12.77%)
  • Toxicity To Various Agents (6 people, 12.77%)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (6 people, 12.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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