Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Alopecia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 13,661 people who take Lithium carbonate. Among them, 92 have Alopecia. See who they are, when they have Alopecia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,919 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder, bipolar i disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Lithium carbonate include tremor, tremor aggravated, fatigue, depression, nausea.
Alopecia (absence of hair from areas of the body) (latest reports from 223,641 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Mar, 10, 2014: 13,661 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 92 people (0.67%) have Alopecia. They amount to 0.04% of all the 223,018 people who 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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