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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Alopecia (Hair loss)?
We study 14,753 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 (latest outcomes from 16,021 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 228,629 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression.
On Sep, 21, 2014: 14,753 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 * :
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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 ** :
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How people recovered from Alopecia ** :
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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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From this study (2 years ago):
9 year old boy. 1 1/2" diameter bald spot on head. Sore scalp all over.
From this study (2 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!!
From this study (4 years ago):
vomiting, nausea, hair loss, unexplained weight loss, acne, iregular periods
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