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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Brain damage?
We study 14,753 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 18 have Brain damage. Find out below who they are, when they have Brain damage 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.
Brain damage (latest reports from 3,709 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, back pain.
On Sep, 18, 2014: 14,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 18 people (0.12%) have Brain Damage.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Brain damage * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Gender of people who have Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Brain damage||76.19%||23.81% |
Age of people who have Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.53%||84.21%||5.26%||0.00% |
Severity of Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
How people recovered from Brain damage ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Brain damage||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (14 people, 77.78%)
- Agitation (3 people, 16.67%)
- Bipolar i disorder (1 people, 5.56%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sertraline hcl (14 people, 77.78%)
- Clonazepam (14 people, 77.78%)
- Metoprolol succinate (13 people, 72.22%)
- Lansoprazole (13 people, 72.22%)
- Diltiazem hydrochloride (13 people, 72.22%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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