Who have Rls with Lithium carbonate - from FDA reports


Rls is found among people who take Lithium carbonate, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 17,298 people who have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Feb, 15, 2019

17,298 people reported to have side effects when taking Lithium carbonate.
Among them, 63 people (0.36%) have Rls


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lithium carbonate cause Rls?

Time on Lithium carbonate when people have Rls *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 80 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 78.69 %
  • male: 21.31 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.08 %
  • 30-39: 29.17 %
  • 40-49: 29.17 %
  • 50-59: 22.92 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 15 people, 23.81%
  2. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 10 people, 15.87%
  3. Breast Cancer: 8 people, 12.70%
  4. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 8 people, 12.70%
  5. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 4 people, 6.35%
  6. Mania (a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood): 3 people, 4.76%
  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 3 people, 4.76%
  8. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development): 3 people, 4.76%
  9. Major Depression (a mood state that goes well beyond temporarily feeling sad or blue. it is a serious medical illness that affects one's thoughts, feelings): 3 people, 4.76%
  10. Appetite - Decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat): 2 people, 3.17%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Seroquel: 13 people, 20.63%
  2. Effexor: 12 people, 19.05%
  3. Lamotrigine: 12 people, 19.05%
  4. Lamictal: 12 people, 19.05%
  5. Clonazepam: 11 people, 17.46%
  6. Xanax: 11 people, 17.46%
  7. Ambien: 11 people, 17.46%
  8. Pepcid: 10 people, 15.87%
  9. Protonix: 10 people, 15.87%
  10. Aciphex: 10 people, 15.87%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 22 people, 34.92%
  2. Stress And Anxiety: 20 people, 31.75%
  3. Weight Decreased: 16 people, 25.40%
  4. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 15 people, 23.81%
  5. Diarrhea: 15 people, 23.81%
  6. Chest Pain: 14 people, 22.22%
  7. Constipation: 14 people, 22.22%
  8. Fall: 13 people, 20.63%
  9. Pain In Extremity: 12 people, 19.05%
  10. Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharynx, causing a sore throat): 12 people, 19.05%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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