Lithium carbonate and Limb injury - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Limb injury is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 10+ years.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Lithium carbonate and have Limb injury. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 21,876 people who have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Sep, 20, 2023

21,876 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate.
Among them, 32 people (0.15%) have Limb injury.

What is Lithium carbonate?

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. eHealthMe is studying from 24,896 Lithium carbonate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Limb injury?

Limb injury is found to be associated with 2,008 drugs and 1,043 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Lithium carbonate and Limb injury reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Limb injury?

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Limb injury *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 100 %

Gender of people who have Limb injury when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • female: 46.88 %
  • male: 53.12 %

Age of people who have Limb injury when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 4.76 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 4.76 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.76 %
  • 40-49: 23.81 %
  • 50-59: 9.52 %
  • 60+: 52.38 %

Common drugs people take besides Lithium carbonate *:

  1. Lipitor: 10 people, 31.25%
  2. Levothyroxine Sodium: 8 people, 25.00%
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide: 7 people, 21.88%
  4. Neurontin: 7 people, 21.88%
  5. Lyrica: 7 people, 21.88%
  6. Norvasc: 5 people, 15.62%
  7. Metformin: 5 people, 15.62%
  8. Ibuprofen: 5 people, 15.62%
  9. Accupril: 5 people, 15.62%
  10. Fish Oil: 5 people, 15.62%

Common side effects people have besides Limb injury *:

  1. Pain In Extremity: 17 people, 53.12%
  2. Fall: 15 people, 46.88%
  3. Dizziness: 14 people, 43.75%
  4. Chest Pain: 14 people, 43.75%
  5. Drowsiness: 13 people, 40.62%
  6. Head Injury: 12 people, 37.50%
  7. Neck Pain: 10 people, 31.25%
  8. Injury: 10 people, 31.25%
  9. Pain: 9 people, 28.12%
  10. Sedation: 9 people, 28.12%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. High Blood Cholesterol: 10 people, 31.25%
  2. Ill-Defined Disorder: 10 people, 31.25%
  3. Depression: 9 people, 28.12%
  4. Pain In Jaw: 5 people, 15.62%
  5. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 5 people, 15.62%
  6. Arthritis (form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints): 4 people, 12.50%
  7. Cardiac Disorder: 4 people, 12.50%
  8. Diabetes: 4 people, 12.50%
  9. Haemorrhage (bleeding): 4 people, 12.50%
  10. Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel): 4 people, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Lithium carbonate and have Limb injury?

Check whether Limb injury is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on lithium carbonate (the active ingredients of Lithium carbonate) and Lithium carbonate (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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