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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Hirsutism?

Summary: Hirsutism could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Clonazepam, and have Breast cancer.

We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 9 have Hirsutism. Find out below who they are, when they have Hirsutism and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Hirsutism

Hirsutism (abnormal growth of hair on a person's face and body, esp. on a woman) (latest reports from 5,904 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, epilepsy, accidental exposure, osteoporosis.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 9 people (0.06%) have Hirsutism. They amount to 0.15% of all the 5,888 people who have Hirsutism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hirsutism in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Hirsutism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hirsutism0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hirsutism when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Hirsutism77.78%22.22%

Age of people who have Hirsutism when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hirsutism0.00%0.00%0.00%22.22%22.22%44.44%11.11%0.00%

Severity of Hirsutism when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hirsutism0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Hirsutism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (3 people, 33.33%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (2 people, 22.22%)
  3. Major depression (1 people, 11.11%)
  4. Paranoia (1 people, 11.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (4 people, 44.44%)
  2. Tylenol-500 (3 people, 33.33%)
  3. Talwin (3 people, 33.33%)
  4. Ferrous sulfate tab (3 people, 33.33%)
  5. Ambien (3 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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