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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 14,795 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

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,062 Lithium carbonate 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 20,667 Interstitial lung disease patients)

On Dec, 30, 2014: 14,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 12 people (0.08%) have Interstitial Lung Disease.

Trend of Interstitial lung disease in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Interstitial lung disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Interstitial lung disease100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Interstitial lung disease61.54%38.46%

Age of people who have Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Interstitial lung disease0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%33.33%22.22%11.11%33.33%

Severity of Interstitial lung disease when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Interstitial lung disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (5 people, 41.67%)
  2. Epilepsy (4 people, 33.33%)
  3. Pyrexia (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Cholecystitis (4 people, 33.33%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (4 people, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tegretol (5 people, 41.67%)
  2. Nitrazepam (4 people, 33.33%)
  3. Doribax (4 people, 33.33%)
  4. Clarithromycin (4 people, 33.33%)
  5. Biaxin (3 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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