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Review: could Lithium carbonate cause White blood cell count increased?

We study 14,753 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

Lithium carbonate (latest outcomes from 16,007 users) has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

White blood cell count increased

White blood cell count increased (latest reports from 131,814 patients) has been reported by people with schizophrenia, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 14,743 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 230 people (1.56%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased. They amount to 0.17% of all the 131,800 people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased on eHealthMe.

Trend of White blood cell count increased in Lithium carbonate reports

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have White blood cell count increased * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
White blood cell count increased56.25%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 * :

FemaleMale
White blood cell count increased46.48%53.52%

Age of people who have White blood cell count increased when taking Lithium carbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
White blood cell count increased0.00%0.00%10.04%14.41%20.52%25.76%11.79%17.47%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Schizophrenia (53 people, 23.04%)
  2. Bipolar disorder (52 people, 22.61%)
  3. Depression (29 people, 12.61%)
  4. Schizoaffective disorder (18 people, 7.83%)
  5. Bipolar i disorder (11 people, 4.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clozaril (58 people, 25.22%)
  2. Lamictal (39 people, 16.96%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (28 people, 12.17%)
  4. Zyprexa (27 people, 11.74%)
  5. Valproate sodium (27 people, 11.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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