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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Alopecia?

We study 14,737 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 92 have Alopecia. Find out below who they are, when they have Alopecia and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,994 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Alopecia

Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 228,100 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.

On Jul, 20, 2014: 14,736 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 92 people (0.62%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 228,181 people who have Alopecia on eHealthMe.

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
Alopecia75.96%24.04%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alopecia0.00%0.00%2.67%9.33%21.33%28.00%28.00%10.67%

Severity of Alopecia when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alopecia0.00%50.00%50.00%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 (30 people, 32.61%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 11.96%)
  3. Migraine (8 people, 8.70%)
  4. Depression (7 people, 7.61%)
  5. Hepatitis c (7 people, 7.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lamictal (14 people, 15.22%)
  2. Clonazepam (12 people, 13.04%)
  3. Effexor (10 people, 10.87%)
  4. Zoloft (10 people, 10.87%)
  5. Seroquel (9 people, 9.78%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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