Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Interstitial lung disease?
Summary: Interstitial lung disease is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Tegretol, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,786 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Interstitial lung disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Interstitial lung disease and more.
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Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lithium carbonate 16,053 users)
Interstitial lung disease
Interstitial lung disease has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, lung cancer - non-small cell, osteoporosis, prostate cancer.(latest reports from Interstitial lung disease 20,635 patients)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 14,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 12 people (0.08%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Interstitial lung disease * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Interstitial lung disease||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Interstitial lung disease||61.54%||38.46% |
Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Interstitial lung disease||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||22.22%||11.11%||33.33% |
Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (5 people, 41.67%)
- Epilepsy (4 people, 33.33%)
- Pyrexia (4 people, 33.33%)
- Cholecystitis (4 people, 33.33%)
- Bipolar i disorder (4 people, 33.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Tegretol (5 people, 41.67%)
- Nitrazepam (4 people, 33.33%)
- Doribax (4 people, 33.33%)
- Clarithromycin (4 people, 33.33%)
- Biaxin (3 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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