Related topic: Lithium carbonate, Akathisia
Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Akathisia?
Summary: Akathisia could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Olanzapine, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,696 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.
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Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) (latest reports from 22,101 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder.
On Apr, 7, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 110 people (0.75%) have Akathisia. They amount to 0.50% of all the 22,019 people who have Akathisia on eHealthMe.
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.
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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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