Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Brain damage?
Summary: Brain damage is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take medication Sertraline hcl, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,795 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 has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,062 Lithium carbonate users)
Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, back pain. (latest reports from 1,012 Brain damage patients)
On Jan, 6, 2015: 14,795 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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After having one treatment of Gemzar, I had a severe reaction, which caused me to have many seizures. This caused me to developed PRES, which in turn has caused me to have brain damage.When I came out of my induced coma I did not know where I was, nor did I know who my family members were. I could not bathe myself, drive, my speech was broken, I could not add two plus two. I was not the woman I was before Gemzar treatment.Now I am unable to work, I am unable to live on my own, I must always be in the company of another person. I have lost my home and car and job due to this condition. I am currently in speech therapy and soon will start occupational therapy (which is VERY costly) This month marks the one year anniversary of this condition for me. I am making progress. I am able to bathe myself, I can do a little cooking, (although the first time I tried I caught the kitchen on fire a little), I am still living with my Mother , as she is my care taker, my nurse, my driver, my chef, my house cleaner. I currently receive disability. My student loans have gone into default. I could go on but I am depressing myself. I am, followed by my Oncologist every two months now.I want to share this information to anyone and everyone who can benefit from this information.
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