Lithium carbonate and Drug withdrawal syndrome - from FDA reports


Summary

Drug withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression. This review analyzes which people have Drug withdrawal syndrome with Lithium carbonate. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 16,100 people who have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate from FDA , and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 07, 2017

16,100 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate.
Among them, 187 people (1.16%) have Drug withdrawal syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Drug withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Drug withdrawal syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 11.11 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.11 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • female: 59.34 %
  • male: 40.66 %

Age of people who have Drug withdrawal syndrome when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.4 %
  • 20-29: 13.61 %
  • 30-39: 34.69 %
  • 40-49: 17.69 %
  • 50-59: 23.13 %
  • 60+: 7.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (47 people, 25.13%)
  • Pain (18 people, 9.63%)
  • Sleep Disorder (12 people, 6.42%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (11 people, 5.88%)
  • Insomnia (10 people, 5.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (47 people, 25.13%)
  • Neurontin (37 people, 19.79%)
  • Ambien (30 people, 16.04%)
  • Prozac (29 people, 15.51%)
  • Klonopin (29 people, 15.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (53 people, 28.34%)
  • Depression (51 people, 27.27%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (50 people, 26.74%)
  • Nausea (48 people, 25.67%)
  • Insomnia (48 people, 25.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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