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 14,813 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 has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,074 Lithium carbonate users)
Swelling has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone. (latest reports from 26,520 Swelling patients)
On Mar, 3, 2015: 14,813 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 59 people (0.40%) have Swelling.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Swelling * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Swelling when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Age of people who have Swelling when taking Lithium carbonate * :
Severity of Swelling when taking Lithium carbonate ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Swelling ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Bipolar disorder (10 people, 16.95%)
- Metastases to bone (6 people, 10.17%)
- Depression (6 people, 10.17%)
- Breast cancer (6 people, 10.17%)
- Fatigue (5 people, 8.47%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ativan (11 people, 18.64%)
- Zometa (11 people, 18.64%)
- Ibuprofen (10 people, 16.95%)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (9 people, 15.25%)
- Lamictal (9 people, 15.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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