Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?
Summary: Drug withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.
We study 14,813 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 177 have Drug withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug withdrawal syndrome and more.
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Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,081 Lithium carbonate users)
Drug withdrawal syndrome
Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation) has been reported by people with depression, pain, stress and anxiety, ill-defined disorder, muscle spasticity. (latest reports from 32,678 Drug withdrawal syndrome patients)
On Mar, 8, 2015: 14,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 177 people (1.19%) have Drug Withdrawal Syndrome.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Drug withdrawal syndrome * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug withdrawal syndrome||14.29%||14.29%||0.00%||14.29%||42.86%||0.00%||14.29% |
Gender of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Drug withdrawal syndrome||64.47%||35.53% |
Age of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Drug withdrawal syndrome||0.00%||0.00%||3.95%||11.84%||40.79%||16.45%||19.74%||7.24% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (58 people, 32.77%)
- Bipolar disorder (44 people, 24.86%)
- Pain (25 people, 14.12%)
- Bipolar i disorder (20 people, 11.30%)
- Sleep disorder (11 people, 6.21%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (54 people, 30.51%)
- Neurontin (44 people, 24.86%)
- Naproxen (40 people, 22.60%)
- Klonopin (38 people, 21.47%)
- Depakote (37 people, 20.90%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause:
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 29-year old man with Bipolar 1. The patient has Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)
- A study of side effects of Lithium Carbonate for a 67-year old woman with Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development), Dry Mouth, Weight Gain, Sleepiness - During The Day (excess sleeping during day time)
- A study of drug interactions between Lamotrigine, Lithium Carbonate for a 22-year old woman with Major Depression, Bipolar. The patient has Vision Problems, Nystagmus
- A study of drug interactions between L-theanine, Gaba, Magnesium Carbonate, Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Risperdal for a 43-year old woman with Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder. The patient has Slurred Speech, Eyeball Rupture
- A study of drug interactions between Paracetamol, Valproate Sodium, Omeprazole, Ferrous Fumarate, Bisoprolol Fumarate, Lithium Carbonate, Aspirin, Clozapine for a 42-year old woman with Headache, Mood Stabilizer, Acid Reflux, Anaemia, Hypertension, Blood Thinner, Schizophrenia. The patient has Aortic Regurgitation, Skitzopheniaauditory Halucinations Of A Comanding Nature
Recent Lithium carbonate related drug comparison:
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