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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Swelling?





Summary: Swelling is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Ativan, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,786 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling 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 Lithium carbonate 16,053 users)

Swelling

Swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.(latest reports from Swelling 25,848 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 14,777 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 59 people (0.40%) have Swelling.

Trend of Swelling in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Swelling * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Swelling25.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%12.50%0.00%12.50%

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

FemaleMale
Swelling78.69%21.31%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling1.85%0.00%0.00%1.85%7.41%31.48%31.48%25.93%

Severity of Swelling when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swelling0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Swelling ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Swelling0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Bipolar disorder (10 people, 16.95%)
  2. Metastases to bone (6 people, 10.17%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 10.17%)
  4. Breast cancer (6 people, 10.17%)
  5. Fatigue (5 people, 8.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (11 people, 18.64%)
  2. Zometa (11 people, 18.64%)
  3. Ibuprofen (10 people, 16.95%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (9 people, 15.25%)
  5. Lamictal (9 people, 15.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 18 year old girl who has Bipolar Disorder, and takes Lithium Carbonate)
    Why do I shake and why must I take Epilizine as well
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    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Any Drug Interaction Between Lithium 600 Mg Daily With Chicory Root Extract (200 Mg) In Probiotic With Lactobacillus GG?, and takes Lactobacillus GG, Chicory Inulin, Lithium Carbonate, Synthroid, Prilosec, Levofloxacin, Amoxicillin)
    I am taking all these antibiotics for 14 days to get rid of the H Pylori bacteria in my stomach. I want to replace the good bacteria lost and avoid diahhrea by taking a probiotic daily. However, I have noticed the use of inulin (chicory root extract) in the probiotic. I need to know if I can take th ...
  • I take lithium carbonate however however lithium orostat sounds much safer and beneficial to health a low dose but absorbed better dr. wont prescribe it because of nt enough research
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Depression From Lifes Events Last A Long Time I Have Had To Go To Hospital, and takes Lithium Carbonate )
    Its just that i dont get over sad times in my life Twice i had to go to hospital with deep depression and now i have been put on lithium so that i dont have a relapse and i think that lithium stimulates the serotonin that the body cant make up when in depression mode i think that is why i stay depre ...
  • Should a person with the history of itp take the drug meloxicam
    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who takes Lithium Carbonate, Lorazepam, Simvastatin, Sumatriptan, Meloxicam)
    I am the one in the books on the study of ITP. in 1976 I had my spleen removed as the result of the disease. at that time I was 16. now I am 54 and scarred that if I take any kind of blood thinner this may cause the disease to return. Should I be taking Meloxicam with it being somewhat of a blood ...
  • Any one with lithium tremors recover after reduction of dosage? (1 answer)
    (Asked by a 60 year old woman who has Tremors, and takes Lithium Carbonate)
    More than 10 years on Lithium, tremors evident in hands. According to this study, then was no recovery from these types of tremors. Medication reduced by 1/3 to 600 mg. per day. Not sure if the "NO Recovery" was in a group where the dosage was lowered or not? Wanting to to know of long term recov ...

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