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Lithium Agitation Side Effects

Lithium Agitation Side Effect Reports


The following Lithium Agitation side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Agitation, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Lithium or it might take time to develop.



Atrioventricular Block Second Degree, Bradycardia, Thyroid Disorder, Pyrexia, Leukocytosis, Agitation, Aggression

This Agitation side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 83-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: Chronic), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Isosorbide
  • Gabapentin
  • Mirtazapine
  • Dulcolax
  • Lactulose
  • Tylenol
  • Mom
  • Miralax
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Atrioventricular Block Second Degree
  • Bradycardia
  • Thyroid Disorder
  • Pyrexia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Thyroiditis Acute, Hyperthyroidism, Weight Increased, Tachycardia, Agitation, Hallucination, Auditory

This Agitation Lithium (lithium) side effect was reported by a health professional from IT on Jan 27, 2014. A male , 27 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium (lithium). The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Thyroiditis Acute
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Weight Increased
  • Tachycardia
  • Agitation
  • Hallucination, Auditory
. Lithium (lithium) dosage: 1350 Mg Daily For The Treatment Of Schizoaffective Disorder (action Taken: Withdrawn). Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Risperidone
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Trazodone
  • Asenapine
The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia Aspiration, Thyrotoxic Crisis, Tenderness, Gait Disturbance, Agitation, Tachycardia, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Thyroiditis

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 54-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Omnipaque
, and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Pneumonia Aspiration
  • Thyrotoxic Crisis
  • Tenderness
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Agitation
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroiditis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Agitation.

Ventricular Tachycardia, Anxiety, Agitation, Blood Pressure Increased

A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder,depression started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Blood Pressure Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Duloxetine (90 Mg)
  • Duloxetine (60 Mg)
  • Propofol
  • Succinylcholine
  • Rocuronium (80 Mg)
  • Sugammadex (500 Mg)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Agitation.
Hypernatraemia, Delirium, Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Disorientation, Confusional State, Agitation

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate Capsules on Sep 05, 2013. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: hypernatraemia, delirium, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, disorientation, confusional state, agitation Additional patient health information: Female , 40 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate Capsules dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ringers Lactate
  • Aripirazole
  • Paroxetine
  • Perphenazine
  • Zolpidem
The patient was hospitalized.
Delusion Of Grandeur, Agitation, Convulsion

This report suggests a potential Lithium Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old patient from IN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): affective disorder and used Lithium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Delusion Of Grandeur
  • Agitation
  • Convulsion
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Olanzapine
  • Divalproate
  • Sodium
  • Haloperidol
  • Haloperidol
  • Thiopentone
  • Succinylomoline
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Chest Pain, Tachycardia, Hypertension, Akathisia, Dyskinesia, Feeling Jittery, Agitation

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jan 29, 2013 by a male taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 300 Mg) was diagnosed with and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , child 8 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: chest pain, tachycardia, hypertension, akathisia, dyskinesia, feeling jittery, agitation. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Agitation, Blood Urea Increased, Ataxia

This Agitation problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): schizoaffective disorder.On 2009 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Agitation
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Ataxia
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tremor, Muscle Spasms, Mania, Insomnia, Agitation, Alopecia, Gait Disturbance, Amnesia, Thinking Abnormal

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting 201208. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Tremor
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Mania
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Alopecia
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Amnesia
  • Thinking Abnormal
This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Agitation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Agitation, Constipation, Tremor, Feeling Hot, Serotonin Syndrome

This Agitation side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY on May 10, 2012. A female patient from GERMANY , 50 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: agitation, constipation, tremor, feeling hot, serotonin syndrome. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 800 Mg.
Associated medications used:
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, On Day 8)
  • Venlafaxine (225 Mg On Day 16)
  • Venlafaxine (37.5 Mg, On Day 1)
  • Zopiclone
  • Lorazepam (3 Mg, Daily)
  • Venlafaxine (75 Mg, On Day 2)
  • Fluoxetine (60 Mg, Daily)
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate (2.5 Mg, Daily)
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Agitation, Aggression, Adverse Event, Mental Disorder, Emotional Disorder, Pneumonia, Disorientation, Gastritis Erosive

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 42-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Uloroic
  • Risperdal
  • Nexium
  • Prilosec
When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Adverse Event
  • Mental Disorder
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Pneumonia
  • Disorientation
  • Gastritis Erosive
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Hospitalisation, Serotonin Syndrome, Tremor, Constipation, Insomnia, Agitation, Feeling Hot, Anxiety

This Agitation Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a physician from GERMANY on Mar 05, 2012. A Female , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Hospitalisation
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Feeling Hot
  • Anxiety
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 800 Mg, Unk. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (75 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (150 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (225 Mg, Qd)
  • Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (37 Mg, Qd)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (125 Ug, Qd)
  • Venlafaxine (75 Mg, Qd)
The patient was hospitalized.
Hypoaesthesia, Agitation, Fatigue, Suicidal Ideation, Thinking Abnormal, Burnout Syndrome, Product Substitution Issue

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 51-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:900 Mg;bid, 900 Mg;am, 1350 Mg;pm, start time: Feb 08, 2012), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Agitation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Agitation
  • Fatigue
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Abnormal
  • Burnout Syndrome
  • Product Substitution Issue
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in patients suffering from bipolar disorder, resulting in Agitation.
Renal Failure, Speech Disorder, Mucosal Dryness, Dry Skin, Diet Refusal, Agitation, Body Temperature Increased, Heart Rate Increased

A 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure
  • Speech Disorder
  • Mucosal Dryness
  • Dry Skin
  • Diet Refusal
  • Agitation
  • Body Temperature Increased
  • Heart Rate Increased
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Fluconazole
  • Dicyclomine Hydrochloride
  • Ranitidine Hydrochloride
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Agitation.
Hypotonia, Suicide Attempt, Blood Pressure Increased, Poor Quality Sleep, Impulsive Behaviour, Agitation, Negative Thoughts, Cardiovascular Disorder, Pallor

A patient from GERMANY was prescribed and started Lithium-duriles on Nov 28, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: hypotonia, suicide attempt, blood pressure increased, poor quality sleep, impulsive behaviour, agitation, negative thoughts, cardiovascular disorder, pallor Additional patient health information: male , 48 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium-duriles dosage: 900 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride
  • Mirtazapine
  • Maprotiline
  • Lorazepam
  • Fluoxetine (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Fluoxetine (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Amitriptyline Hcl
The patient was hospitalized.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Agitation, Dizziness, Inappropriate Affect, Renal Impairment

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Agitation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Reduced Dose (from Initial 700 Mg)) starting Jan 01, 1993. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Agitation
  • Dizziness
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Renal Impairment
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Omeprazole (20 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Agitation, may still occur.
Dizziness, Inappropriate Affect, Toxicity To Various Agents, Renal Impairment, Agitation

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 02, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 400 Mg) . Location: JAPAN , 79 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: dizziness, inappropriate affect, toxicity to various agents, renal impairment, agitation. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Valproic Acid (200 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Inappropriate Affect, Dizziness, Toxicity To Various Agents, Agitation, Renal Impairment

This Agitation problem was reported by a health professional from JAPAN. A 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 400 Mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Temisartan (20 Mg)
  • Temisartan (40 Mg)
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Dizziness
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Agitation
  • Renal Impairment
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Agitation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Inappropriate Affect, Toxicity To Various Agents, Agitation, Renal Impairment, Dizziness

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 79-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: Reduced Dose (from Initial 700 Mg)) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Inappropriate Affect
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Agitation
  • Renal Impairment
  • Dizziness
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Agitation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Balance Disorder, Mania, Panic Attack, Hypotension, Fatigue, Personality Disorder, Agitation, Mental Impairment, Diabetes Mellitus

This Agitation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 15, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 48 years of age, weighting 210.0 lb, was treated with Lithium Citrate. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: balance disorder, mania, panic attack, hypotension, fatigue, personality disorder, agitation, mental impairment, diabetes mellitus. Lithium Citrate dosage: 450 Mg.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Pioglitazone
  • Ziprasidone Hcl (40 Mg)
  • Alprazolam
  • Valsartan
  • Venlafaxine
  • Venlafaxine
  • Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (150 Mg (150 Mg, 1 In 1 D))
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Citrate.
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Lithium Agitation Causes and Reviews


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Talk to the doctor. Find out what treatments might help control symptoms or address behavior problems. Find a support group. Others who have "been there" may be able to help and will understand.

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Lithium Agitation Reviews

Fri, 29 Apr 2011

abdominal distention with Lithium and seroquel. 20-30 yr. use

Sun, 16 May 2010

Lithium causes depression by way of suppression by way of a mental block it creates in ones mind . this leads to suicidal thoughts then thinking of killing oneself. if you are misdiagnosed bi polar and you are not this will probably happen. if there is a reason you end up in a mental institution and nobody cares and you are labeled bipolar by a doctor who doesn t have a clue you might possibly spend you re life in there being overly medicated to offset the drugs you shouldn t be on in the first place. Lithium causes depession

Wed, 05 Oct 2011

makes my bp much better but am very bloated and llegs hurt. hard to walk

Thu, 10 Mar 2011
developed bruxism after starting abilify and Lithium
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