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 14,829 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 16,099 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 May, 9, 2015: 14,829 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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From this study (9 months ago):
Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:
Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
All the Best,
chris on Jun, 4, 2011:
i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.
TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:
Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -
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