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 Depression.
We study 14,805 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Akathisia. Find out below who they are, when they have Akathisia and more.
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Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,074 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 5,778 Akathisia patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 14,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 111 people (0.75%) 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 * :
- Depression (15 people, 13.51%)
- Bipolar disorder (15 people, 13.51%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (10 people, 9.01%)
- Psychotic disorder (10 people, 9.01%)
- Bipolar i disorder (10 people, 9.01%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Olanzapine (17 people, 15.32%)
- Seroquel (16 people, 14.41%)
- Zyprexa (16 people, 14.41%)
- Abilify (14 people, 12.61%)
- Risperdal (12 people, 10.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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