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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Drug abuse (Drug Abuse And Dependence)?

Summary: Drug abuse is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Pain. We study 14,829 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse 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 16,099 Lithium carbonate users)

Drug abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, migraine. (latest reports from 19,964 Drug abuse patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 14,822 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 83 people (0.56%) have Drug Abuse.

Trend of Drug abuse in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Drug abuse * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug abuse100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Drug abuse when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Drug abuse67.33%32.67%

Age of people who have Drug abuse when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug abuse1.22%0.00%9.76%14.63%43.90%24.39%6.10%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (23 people, 27.71%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (15 people, 18.07%)
  3. Depression (14 people, 16.87%)
  4. Bipolar i disorder (9 people, 10.84%)
  5. Anxiety (5 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (36 people, 43.37%)
  2. Depakote (35 people, 42.17%)
  3. Naproxen (30 people, 36.14%)
  4. Neurontin (29 people, 34.94%)
  5. Risperdal (29 people, 34.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Believed to be caused by Seroquel 300m daily

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • These headaches were present prior to medications. We want to know if they could be related to the DX of Bipolar.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Skin breakout, worse each day, headaches, burning, dry eyes, rapid mood changes, excessive dry skin suddenly, afraid at this point toxicity, extreme fatique. Also on Synthroid

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