Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Brain damage?
Summary: Brain damage could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Sertraline hcl, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,693 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 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Brain damage (latest reports from 3,667 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, arthritis, ill-defined disorder, bipolar disorder.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 18 people (0.12%) have Brain Damage. They amount to 0.49% of all the 3,667 people who have Brain Damage on eHealthMe.
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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