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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Narcotic abuse (Drug abuse)?

We study 14,753 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,012 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,530 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 14,753 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 41 people (0.28%) have Narcotic Abuse.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Narcotic abuse * :

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Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse44.68%55.32%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse2.27%0.00%11.36%9.09%27.27%36.36%13.64%0.00%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

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How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (9 people, 21.95%)
  2. Bipolar i disorder (8 people, 19.51%)
  3. Depression (5 people, 12.20%)
  4. Anxiety (5 people, 12.20%)
  5. Bipolar ii disorder (3 people, 7.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (16 people, 39.02%)
  2. Depakote (13 people, 31.71%)
  3. Alprazolam (8 people, 19.51%)
  4. Remeron (7 people, 17.07%)
  5. Clonazepam (7 people, 17.07%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • Weight gain,can't sleep,addictive traits. Also take Sertraline,Lorazepam,zopiclone, levothroxine.

    Feel this illness has altered my personality my husband. Of of now 27yrs says I'm uncaring, spiteful at times and very selfish. Complete opposite of how I use to be.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • I was on lithium when first diagnosed with Graves disease-now stopped. I had a few episodes of what is understood to be serotonin syndrome. I had submandibular gland removed 3 years ago. I had bad foot infection (both feet) 3 years ago. I always suffered with depression and anxiety/social always. I was on Effexor 225mg for 3 years now I take 150mg moclobimide twice a day. I stopped Effexor and lithium together when it was supposed that it could have caused serotonin syndrome. Thank you

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