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


Retching is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Lithium carbonate and have Retching. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 20,812 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 Aug, 19, 2022

20,812 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate.
Among them, 31 people (0.15%) have Retching.

What is Lithium carbonate?

Lithium carbonate has active ingredients of lithium carbonate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. eHealthMe is studying from 22,684 Lithium carbonate users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Retching?

Retching (strong involuntary effort to vomit) is found to be associated with 1,755 drugs and 1,196 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Lithium carbonate and Retching reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Retching?

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Retching *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 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: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Retching when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • female: 63.33 %
  • male: 36.67 %

Age of people who have Retching when taking Lithium carbonate *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 15.38 %
  • 30-39: 15.38 %
  • 40-49: 26.92 %
  • 50-59: 34.62 %
  • 60+: 7.69 %

Common drugs people take besides Lithium carbonate *:

  1. Zoloft: 7 people, 22.58%
  2. Lexapro: 7 people, 22.58%
  3. Ativan: 6 people, 19.35%
  4. Cymbalta: 6 people, 19.35%
  5. Prevacid: 6 people, 19.35%
  6. Prozac: 6 people, 19.35%
  7. Omeprazole: 6 people, 19.35%
  8. Coreg: 5 people, 16.13%
  9. Celebrex: 5 people, 16.13%
  10. Cephalexin: 5 people, 16.13%

Common side effects people have besides Retching *:

  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 22 people, 70.97%
  2. Nausea And Vomiting: 13 people, 41.94%
  3. Itching: 9 people, 29.03%
  4. Abdominal Pain Upper: 8 people, 25.81%
  5. Pain: 8 people, 25.81%
  6. Skin Disorder (skin disease): 7 people, 22.58%
  7. Weakness: 7 people, 22.58%
  8. Fever: 7 people, 22.58%
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 6 people, 19.35%
  10. Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water): 6 people, 19.35%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 7 people, 22.58%
  2. High Blood Pressure: 6 people, 19.35%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 5 people, 16.13%
  4. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 5 people, 16.13%
  5. Quit Smoking: 4 people, 12.90%
  6. Back Pain: 3 people, 9.68%
  7. Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body): 2 people, 6.45%
  8. Depression: 2 people, 6.45%
  9. Ill-Defined Disorder: 2 people, 6.45%
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 6.45%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Lithium carbonate and have Retching?

Check whether Retching 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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