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 (latest outcomes from 15,994 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
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.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Alopecia * :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (30 people, 32.61%)
- Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 11.96%)
- Migraine (8 people, 8.70%)
- Depression (7 people, 7.61%)
- Hepatitis c (7 people, 7.61%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Lamictal (14 people, 15.22%)
- Clonazepam (12 people, 13.04%)
- Effexor (10 people, 10.87%)
- Zoloft (10 people, 10.87%)
- Seroquel (9 people, 9.78%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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