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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Swelling?

Summary: Swelling could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Ativan, and have Bipolar disorder.

We study 14,696 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 51 have Swelling. Find out below who they are, when they have Swelling and more.

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Lithium carbonate

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 15,936 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Swelling

Swelling (latest reports from 179,947 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, osteoporosis, metastases to bone.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 58 people (0.40%) have Swelling. They amount to 0.03% of all the 178,819 people who have Swelling on eHealthMe.

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
Swelling28.57%14.29%28.57%0.00%14.29%0.00%14.29%

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

FemaleMale
Swelling78.33%21.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Swelling1.89%0.00%0.00%1.89%7.55%32.08%32.08%24.53%

Severity of Swelling when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Swelling0.00%50.00%50.00%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, 17.24%)
  2. Metastases to bone (6 people, 10.34%)
  3. Depression (6 people, 10.34%)
  4. Breast cancer (6 people, 10.34%)
  5. Fatigue (5 people, 8.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ativan (11 people, 18.97%)
  2. Zometa (11 people, 18.97%)
  3. Ibuprofen (10 people, 17.24%)
  4. Hydrochlorothiazide (9 people, 15.52%)
  5. Atenolol (9 people, 15.52%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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