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Lithium Safety Information and Side Effects

Lithium Safety Information



Therapeutic Agent Toxicity ( 237 reports)    ➢ More

Hypomania, Therapeutic Agent Toxicity

This case suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Therapeutic Agent Toxicity side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 68-year-old patient from (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar disorder and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting Apr 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypomania
  • Therapeutic Agent Toxicity
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Therapeutic Agent Toxicity, may still occur.

Confusional State ( 205 reports)    ➢ More

Confusional State, Tachypnoea, Respiratory Depression

Adverse event was reported on Mar 11, 2014 by a Female taking Lithium (Dosage: NA) . Location: US , 58 years of age, weighting 140.2 lb, Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: confusional state, tachypnoea, respiratory depression. The patient was hospitalized.

Tremor ( 179 reports)    ➢ More

Vision Blurred, Dry Skin, Tremor

This Tremor problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bipolar disorder,schizophrenia.On Jan 22, 2014 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 2 Dose Bid Oral). The following health products were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Vision Blurred
  • Dry Skin
  • Tremor
Although all health products are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Tremor, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Toxicity To Various Agents ( 167 reports)    ➢ More

Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Bradycardia

A case of a 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was presented. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate Capsules (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the subject experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Bradycardia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate Capsules could cause Toxicity To Various Agents and that some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Renal Failure Acute ( 132 reports)    ➢ More

Hypovolaemia, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Hypernatraemia

on Feb 14, 2014 a male from US , 63 years of age, weighting 150.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: hypovolaemia, dehydration, renal failure acute, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, hypernatraemia. Lithium dosage: 900 Mg Q Am Po.
Associated medications used:
  • Insulin
  • Aspart Ss
  • Levemir
  • Cholecalciferol
  • Mirtazapine
The patient was hospitalized.

Common Lithium Side Effects

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Therapeutic Agent Toxicity (237)
Confusional State (205)
Tremor (179)
Toxicity To Various Agents (167)
Renal Failure Acute (132)
Dehydration (107)
Diarrhoea (106)
Nausea (96)
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus (93)
Blood Creatinine Increased (91)
Dysarthria (87)
Agitation (83)
Mania (80)
Mental Status Changes (78)
Asthenia (77)
Dizziness (77)
Hyperparathyroidism (77)
Fall (72)
Renal Failure Chronic (71)
Vomiting (68)
Disorientation (66)
Insomnia (66)
Bradycardia (61)
Fatigue (61)
Gait Disturbance (61)
Depression (60)
Haemodialysis (57)
Anxiety (56)
Completed Suicide (56)
Suicide Attempt (56)
Depressed Level Of Consciousness (53)
Somnolence (53)
Overdose (52)
Delirium (51)
Hypercalcaemia (51)
Renal Failure (51)
Hypernatraemia (50)
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (49)
Renal Cyst (49)
Hypotension (47)
Nephropathy (46)
Condition Aggravated (45)
Hypothyroidism (45)
Lethargy (45)
Ataxia (44)
Renal Impairment (43)
Coma (41)
Abnormal Behaviour (40)
Dyspnoea (40)
Diabetes Insipidus (39)

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