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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Dehydration?

Summary: Dehydration could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Prilosec, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 344 have Dehydration. Find out below who they are, when they have Dehydration and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Dehydration

Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water) (latest reports from 487,400 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, hepatitis c.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 344 people (2.34%) have Dehydration. They amount to 0.07% of all the 487,220 people who have Dehydration on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dehydration in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Dehydration * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dehydration17.78%6.67%4.44%8.89%6.67%37.78%17.78%

Gender of people who have Dehydration when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Dehydration56.38%43.62%

Age of people who have Dehydration when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dehydration0.00%0.31%1.53%8.56%7.03%20.80%24.16%37.61%

Severity of Dehydration when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dehydration ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (87 people, 25.29%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (27 people, 7.85%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (26 people, 7.56%)
  4. Depression (24 people, 6.98%)
  5. Hypertension (21 people, 6.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (40 people, 11.63%)
  2. Effexor (38 people, 11.05%)
  3. Zyprexa (33 people, 9.59%)
  4. Lorazepam (31 people, 9.01%)
  5. Topamax (31 people, 9.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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