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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Drug abuse?

Summary: Drug abuse could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Seroquel, and have Pain.

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 83 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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On Apr, 14, 2014: 14,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 83 people (0.56%) have Drug Abuse. They amount to 0.13% of all the 65,543 people who have Drug Abuse on eHealthMe.

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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