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

We study 14,753 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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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,021 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Drug abuse

Drug abuse (latest reports from 58,740 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, drug dependence.

On Sep, 26, 2014: 14,753 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Weight gain,can't sleep,addictive traits. Also take Sertraline,Lorazepam,zopiclone, levothroxine.

    Feel this illness has altered my personality my husband. Of of now 27yrs says I'm uncaring, spiteful at times and very selfish. Complete opposite of how I use to be.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I was on lithium when first diagnosed with Graves disease-now stopped. I had a few episodes of what is understood to be serotonin syndrome. I had submandibular gland removed 3 years ago. I had bad foot infection (both feet) 3 years ago. I always suffered with depression and anxiety/social always. I was on Effexor 225mg for 3 years now I take 150mg moclobimide twice a day. I stopped Effexor and lithium together when it was supposed that it could have caused serotonin syndrome. Thank you

    Reply

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