Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Akathisia?
Summary: Akathisia is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Olanzapine, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,795 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 110 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.
You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Lithium carbonate and have Akathisia >>>
Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,066 Lithium carbonate users)
Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder. (latest reports from 5,774 Akathisia patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 14,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 110 people (0.74%) have Akathisia.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Akathisia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Severity of Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Akathisia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (15 people, 13.64%)
- Depression (15 people, 13.64%)
- Psychotic disorder (10 people, 9.09%)
- Bipolar i disorder (10 people, 9.09%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (10 people, 9.09%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Olanzapine (17 people, 15.45%)
- Seroquel (16 people, 14.55%)
- Zyprexa (16 people, 14.55%)
- Abilify (14 people, 12.73%)
- Risperdal (12 people, 10.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Do you have Akathisia while taking Lithium Carbonate?
You are not alone! Join a mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Lithium carbonate and have Akathisia
- support group for people who take Lithium carbonate
- support group for people who have Akathisia
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):
More questions for: Lithium carbonate, Akathisia
You may be interested at these reviews (Write a review):
- Latuda stoped hypoglcymia (1 response)
I have hypoglycemia and have had to be carefull of my sugar intake. Started taking Latuda and now i can eat sugar like most people do
More reviews for: Lithium carbonate, Akathisia
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 years ago):
I started to take LOrazepam in the last 3 weeks, 0,5 mg x 3/day, and in the same time, decreased the Lithium. The rezult was that I became depressed and the movements did not stoped.
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.