Review: could Lithium Carbonate cause Vertigo?


Summary

Vertigo is found among people who take Lithium Carbonate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder . We study 14,352 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 543 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo 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 15,550 users)

Vertigo

Vertigo has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 157,319 Vertigo patients).

On Jul, 29, 2016

14,352 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium Carbonate.
Among them, 543 people (3.78%) have Vertigo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Vertigo?

Time on Lithium Carbonate when people have Vertigo *:

  • < 1 month: 18.84 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.04 %
  • 10+ years: 20.29 %

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

  • female: 63.79 %
  • male: 36.21 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.43 %
  • 20-29: 9.76 %
  • 30-39: 16.85 %
  • 40-49: 20.62 %
  • 50-59: 19.73 %
  • 60+: 28.6 %

Severity if Vertigo when taking Lithium Carbonate **:

  • least: 3.45 %
  • moderate: 68.97 %
  • severe: 17.24 %
  • most severe: 10.34 %

How people recovered from Vertigo **:

  • while on drug: 7.69 %
  • after off the drug: 23.08 %
  • not yet: 69.23 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Bipolar Disorder (156 people)
  • Depression (63 people)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (38 people)
  • Anxiety (29 people)
  • Hypertension (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (83 people)
  • Lamictal (59 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (46 people)
  • Depakote (46 people)
  • Xanax (44 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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