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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Dry eyes?

Summary: Dry eyes is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, 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, 15 have Dry eyes. Find out below who they are, when they have Dry eyes and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,081 Lithium carbonate users)

Dry eyes

Dry eyes (lack of adequate tears) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, acne, depression. (latest reports from 10,650 Dry eyes patients)

On Mar, 20, 2015: 14,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 13 people (0.09%) have Dry Eyes.

Trend of Dry eyes in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Dry eyes * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dry eyes when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Dry eyes33.33%66.67%

Age of people who have Dry eyes when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%0.00%15.38%7.69%7.69%30.77%38.46%

Severity of Dry eyes when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Dry eyes ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Dry eyes0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (8 people, 61.54%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (7 people, 53.85%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 38.46%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 30.77%)
  5. Restless legs syndrome (3 people, 23.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (8 people, 61.54%)
  2. Lamictal (7 people, 53.85%)
  3. Lexotan (4 people, 30.77%)
  4. Abilify (4 people, 30.77%)
  5. Nitrazepam (4 people, 30.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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