Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Stress and anxiety?
Summary: Stress and anxiety could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also take Seroquel, and have Bipolar disorder.
We study 14,693 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 673 have Stress and anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Stress and anxiety and more.
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Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Stress and anxiety
Stress and anxiety (latest reports from 1,272,788 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 673 people (4.61%) have Stress And Anxiety. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,282,410 people who have Stress And Anxiety on eHealthMe.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Stress and anxiety * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Stress and anxiety||18.06%||13.89%||5.56%||8.33%||9.72%||8.33%||36.11% |
Gender of people who have Stress and anxiety when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Stress and anxiety||69.07%||30.93% |
Age of people who have Stress and anxiety when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|Stress and anxiety||0.16%||0.62%||2.81%||14.66%||20.75%||23.71%||21.22%||16.07% |
Severity of Stress and anxiety when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Stress and anxiety||4.17%||37.50%||50.00%||8.33% |
How people recovered from Stress and anxiety ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Stress and anxiety||22.22%||11.11%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (208 people, 30.91%)
- Depression (115 people, 17.09%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (65 people, 9.66%)
- Anxiety (60 people, 8.92%)
- Bipolar i disorder (52 people, 7.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (154 people, 22.88%)
- Risperdal (102 people, 15.16%)
- Lamictal (95 people, 14.12%)
- Klonopin (93 people, 13.82%)
- Xanax (87 people, 12.93%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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