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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 14,795 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

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,062 Lithium carbonate users)

Alopecia

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 42,665 Alopecia patients)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 14,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 93 people (0.63%) have Alopecia.

Trend of Alopecia in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Alopecia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alopecia0.00%18.18%18.18%45.45%18.18%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Alopecia76.19%23.81%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%2.63%9.21%22.37%27.63%27.63%10.53%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%55.56%44.44%0.00%

How people recovered from Alopecia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alopecia0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (31 people, 33.33%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 11.83%)
  3. Migraine (8 people, 8.60%)
  4. Hepatitis c (7 people, 7.53%)
  5. Depression (7 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (14 people, 15.05%)
  2. Clonazepam (12 people, 12.90%)
  3. Zoloft (10 people, 10.75%)
  4. Effexor (10 people, 10.75%)
  5. Seroquel (9 people, 9.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • 9 year old boy. 1 1/2" diameter bald spot on head. Sore scalp all over.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Lisa Seat on Jun, 5, 2012:

    I have been taking Lithium for 30years. In the past year, my hair has been thinning fairly moderately. Is Lithium causing the hair loss? Can I restore my hair? HELP!!

    Reply

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