Review: could Lithium carbonate cause White blood cell count increased?
Summary: White blood cell count increased is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Clozaril, and have Schizophrenia.
We study 14,805 people who have side effects while taking Lithium carbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 230 have White blood cell count increased. Find out below who they are, when they have White blood cell count increased and more.
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Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 16,066 Lithium carbonate users)
White blood cell count increased
White blood cell count increased has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 23,534 White blood cell count increased patients)
On Jan, 12, 2015: 14,795 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 230 people (1.55%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased.
Time on Lithium carbonate when people have White blood cell count increased * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|White blood cell count increased||56.25%||25.00%||6.25%||6.25%||6.25%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|White blood cell count increased||46.48%||53.52% |
Age of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Lithium carbonate * :
|White blood cell count increased||0.00%||0.00%||10.04%||14.41%||20.52%||25.76%||11.79%||17.47% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Schizophrenia (53 people, 23.04%)
- Bipolar disorder (52 people, 22.61%)
- Depression (29 people, 12.61%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (18 people, 7.83%)
- Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 4.78%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Clozaril (58 people, 25.22%)
- Lamictal (39 people, 16.96%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (28 people, 12.17%)
- Zyprexa (27 people, 11.74%)
- Valproate sodium (27 people, 11.74%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Within a week after starting Meloxicam I developed a serious infection and was just notified that inspite of the infection now being under control with some serious antibiotics after spending three days in the hospital my white blood count continues to be high and has increased since my release from the hospital.
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also prescribed levothyroxine sodium but had to take self off. became way to shaky. still get very shaky
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