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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 14,786 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 has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (view latest outcomes from 16,052 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 White blood cell count increased 23,523 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 14,786 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 230 people (1.56%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased.

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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