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Review: could Nicotine cause Bipolar disorder?

Summary: Bipolar disorder is found among people who take Nicotine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Quit smoking. We study 5,666 people who have side effects while taking Nicotine from FDA and social media. Among them, 25 have Bipolar disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Bipolar disorder and more.

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Nicotine

Nicotine has active ingredients of nicotine. It is often used in quit smoking. (latest outcomes from 5,797 Nicotine users)

Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder (mood disorder) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, pain. (latest reports from 46,911 Bipolar disorder patients)

On May, 3, 2015: 5,666 people reported to have side effects when taking Nicotine. Among them, 25 people (0.44%) have Bipolar Disorder.

Trend of Bipolar disorder in Nicotine reports

Time on Nicotine when people have Bipolar disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bipolar disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bipolar disorder when taking Nicotine * :

FemaleMale
Bipolar disorder58.62%41.38%

Age of people who have Bipolar disorder when taking Nicotine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%21.74%0.00%43.48%34.78%0.00%

Severity of Bipolar disorder when taking Nicotine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Bipolar disorder ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Smoking cessation therapy (9 people, 36.00%)
  2. Insomnia (7 people, 28.00%)
  3. Depression (7 people, 28.00%)
  4. Anxiety (6 people, 24.00%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (4 people, 16.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (10 people, 40.00%)
  2. Depakote (8 people, 32.00%)
  3. Lorazepam (7 people, 28.00%)
  4. Zyprexa (7 people, 28.00%)
  5. Paxil (7 people, 28.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Possible sjorens schitzoaffective bipolar type

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I'm 53 diagnosed bipolar and hypothyroidism at 26 and 27 and diagnosed ADHD a few months ago, asked for second opinion as nurse diagnosing made 3 written mistakes and I was heavily sedated on Seroquel after being signed off with work stress, 2 weeks ago it was confirmed though only after a few minutes conversation and I did ask if psychiatrist was merely confirming to save face of his nurse for misdiagnosis and my original psychiatrist who referred me (who recently told me her son was ADHD) was given 18mg Concerta for 2 days then 36mg for 5 days until I was sick and extremely nauseous, bruised wrists, piercing sounds, eardrums blocked. Stopped taking after 7 days and GP intervention and now on day 5 of having a light period after 3 years of none. I was told by ADHD psychiatrist that people get nose bleeds and all side effects will go if only I can tolerate. During the side effects I also started writing lots of complaint letters and this is a trait of bipolar when high.

    I wonder if Concerta is now giving me a bleed or is this normal naturally?

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • wonder if any of these cased my gynocomastia at age of 15

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