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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause Taste disturbance?

Summary: Taste disturbance is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Claritin, and have Migraine.

We study 14,805 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 12 have Taste disturbance. Find out below who they are, when they have Taste disturbance 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 16,066 Lithium carbonate users)

Taste disturbance

Taste disturbance has been reported by people with stress and anxiety, depression, migraine, asthma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 4,328 Taste disturbance patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 14,805 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 12 people (0.08%) have Taste Disturbance.

Trend of Taste disturbance in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Taste disturbance * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Taste disturbance33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Taste disturbance when taking Lithium carbonate * :

FemaleMale
Taste disturbance58.33%41.67%

Age of people who have Taste disturbance when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Taste disturbance0.00%0.00%12.50%12.50%25.00%25.00%25.00%0.00%

Severity of Taste disturbance when taking Lithium carbonate ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Taste disturbance0.00%33.33%66.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Taste disturbance ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine prophylaxis (1 people, 8.33%)
  2. Trigeminal neuralgia (1 people, 8.33%)
  3. Bipolar 2 (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Agitation (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Bipolar affective disorder aggravated (1 people, 8.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Claritin (2 people, 16.67%)
  2. Paxil (1 people, 8.33%)
  3. Wellbutrin (1 people, 8.33%)
  4. Effexor (1 people, 8.33%)
  5. Ziagen (1 people, 8.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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