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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 14,786 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

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 16,053 users)

Brain damage

Brain damage has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.(latest reports from Brain damage 998 patients)

On Dec, 2, 2014: 14,786 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 18 people (0.12%) have Brain Damage.

Trend of Brain damage in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Brain damage * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Brain damage0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Brain damage76.19%23.81%

Age of people who have Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Brain damage0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.53%84.21%5.26%0.00%

Severity of Brain damage when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Brain damage0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Brain damage ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Brain damage0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (14 people, 77.78%)
  2. Agitation (3 people, 16.67%)
  3. Bipolar i disorder (1 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Sertraline hcl (14 people, 77.78%)
  2. Clonazepam (14 people, 77.78%)
  3. Metoprolol succinate (13 people, 72.22%)
  4. Lansoprazole (13 people, 72.22%)
  5. Diltiazem hydrochloride (13 people, 72.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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