Lithium carbonate and Narcotic abuse - from FDA reports


Summary

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 15,489 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA. Among them, 71 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 18,086 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, drug dependence, pain, depression (latest reports from 32,289 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

15,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 71 people (0.46%) 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: 40.62 %
  • male: 59.38 %

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

  • 0-1: 1.64 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 8.2 %
  • 20-29: 14.75 %
  • 30-39: 18.03 %
  • 40-49: 37.7 %
  • 50-59: 11.48 %
  • 60+: 8.2 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (12 people, 16.90%)
  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (11 people, 15.49%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (6 people, 8.45%)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (4 people, 5.63%)
  • Depression (4 people, 5.63%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (15 people, 21.13%)
  • Depakote (10 people, 14.08%)
  • Wellbutrin (9 people, 12.68%)
  • Alprazolam (9 people, 12.68%)
  • Abilify (8 people, 11.27%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (65 people, 91.55%)
  • Sopor (14 people, 19.72%)
  • Overdose (11 people, 15.49%)
  • Diabetes (8 people, 11.27%)
  • Bradyphrenia (7 people, 9.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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