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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 14,786 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. (view latest outcomes from 16,052 users)

Drug abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence.(latest reports from Drug abuse 19,619 patients)

On Dec, 6, 2014: 14,786 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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