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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Akathisia?

We study 14,746 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

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,000 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Akathisia

Akathisia (a movement disorder characterized by a feeling of inner restlessness) (latest reports from 22,275 patients) has been reported by people with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, stress and anxiety, gastric disorder.

On Aug, 16, 2014: 14,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 110 people (0.75%) have Akathisia. They amount to 0.49% of all the 22,268 people who have Akathisia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Akathisia in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Akathisia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Akathisia27.27%0.00%18.18%9.09%27.27%0.00%18.18%

Gender of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Akathisia61.74%38.26%

Age of people who have Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Akathisia0.00%0.00%10.20%23.47%22.45%21.43%12.24%10.20%

Severity of Akathisia when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Akathisia0.00%25.00%75.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Akathisia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Akathisia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (15 people, 13.64%)
  2. Depression (15 people, 13.64%)
  3. Psychotic disorder (10 people, 9.09%)
  4. Bipolar i disorder (10 people, 9.09%)
  5. Schizoaffective disorder (10 people, 9.09%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Olanzapine (17 people, 15.45%)
  2. Seroquel (16 people, 14.55%)
  3. Zyprexa (16 people, 14.55%)
  4. Abilify (14 people, 12.73%)
  5. Risperdal (12 people, 10.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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