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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Drooling?

Summary: Drooling could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Risperidone, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Drooling. Find out below who they are, when they have Drooling and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 42 people (0.29%) have Drooling. They amount to 0.35% of all the 11,853 people who have Drooling on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drooling in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Drooling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drooling0.00%25.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%

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

FemaleMale
Drooling50.00%50.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drooling0.00%2.50%20.00%2.50%12.50%20.00%20.00%22.50%

Severity of Drooling when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Drooling0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Drooling ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (9 people, 21.43%)
  2. Schizoaffective disorder (7 people, 16.67%)
  3. Mania (5 people, 11.90%)
  4. Schizophrenia, paranoid type (2 people, 4.76%)
  5. Constipation (2 people, 4.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperidone (8 people, 19.05%)
  2. Risperdal (6 people, 14.29%)
  3. Haldol (5 people, 11.90%)
  4. Valproic acid (4 people, 9.52%)
  5. Aspirin (4 people, 9.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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