Review: could Lithium carbonate cause White blood cell count increased?
Summary: White blood cell count increased could be caused by Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clozaril, and have Schizophrenia.
We study 14,693 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.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,591 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate. Among them, 230 people (1.58%) have White Blood Cell Count Increased. They amount to 0.18% of all the 130,738 people who have White Blood Cell Count Increased on eHealthMe.
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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