Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
Summary: Alopecia is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Lamictal, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,813 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.
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Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,081 Lithium carbonate users)
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,734 Alopecia patients)
On Mar, 7, 2015: 14,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 93 people (0.63%) have Alopecia.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Alopecia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Alopecia when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Age of people who have Alopecia when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Severity of Alopecia when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (31 people, 33.33%)
- Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 11.83%)
- Migraine (8 people, 8.60%)
- Hepatitis c (7 people, 7.53%)
- Depression (7 people, 7.53%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (14 people, 15.05%)
- Clonazepam (12 people, 12.90%)
- Zoloft (10 people, 10.75%)
- Effexor (10 people, 10.75%)
- Seroquel (9 people, 9.68%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of side effects of Symbicort for a 9-year old boy with Pediatric Asthma. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Mirena for a 41-year old woman with Contraception. The patient has Migraine (headache), Widespread Body Aches, Loss Of Hair, Anxiety, Sometimes Unable To Retrieve Words, Brain Mass, Weight Gain - Unintentional, Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
- A study of side effects of LARIAM for a 68-year old woman with Malaria. The patient has Asthenia (weakness), Scar Revision (when the skin is injured from a cut or tears the body heals by forming scar tissue), Loss Of Hair
- A study of side effects of Bupropion Hydrochloride for a 46-year old woman with Depression. The patient has Hair Loss
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
Recent Lithium carbonate related drug comparison:
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.
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