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Lithium Ataxia Side Effects

Lithium Ataxia Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Ataxia, 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.



Memory Impairment, Disorientation, Cognitive Disorder, Myoclonus, Cerebellar Syndrome, Ataxia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Tremor, Mini Mental Status Examination Abnormal

This Ataxia side effect was reported by a physician from KR. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar ii disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Disorientation
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Myoclonus
  • Cerebellar Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Tremor
  • Mini Mental Status Examination Abnormal
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Ataxia, Asthenia, Dizziness, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Aphasia, Gait Disturbance, Walking Aid User

This Ataxia Lithium side effect was reported by a physician from US on Feb 07, 2014. A male , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ataxia
  • Asthenia
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
  • Aphasia
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Walking Aid User
. Lithium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Multiple System Atrophy, Condition Aggravated, Ataxia, Asthenia, Dizziness, Vomiting, Weight Decreased, Tremor

This is a Lithium Carbonate Capsules side effect report of a 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate Capsules (dosage:; Unk; Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Olanzapine/fluoxetine [symbyax]
  • Olanzapine/fluoxetine [symbyax]
, and developed a serious reaction and a Ataxia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Multiple System Atrophy
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Ataxia
  • Asthenia
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Weight Decreased
  • Tremor
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate Capsules treatment in patients suffering from bipolar i disorder, resulting in Ataxia.

Confusional State, Tremor, Diarrhoea, Heart Rate Increased, Disorientation, Memory Impairment, Dysarthria, Ataxia, Cerebellar Syndrome

A 56-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder started Lithium (lithium) treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium (lithium) treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Confusional State
  • Tremor
  • Diarrhoea
  • Heart Rate Increased
  • Disorientation
  • Memory Impairment
  • Dysarthria
  • Ataxia
  • Cerebellar Syndrome
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lisinopril
  • Quetiapine
  • Risperidone
  • Ibuprofen
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium (lithium) side effects, such as Ataxia.
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Tremor, Ataxia

A patient from US was prescribed and started Lithium on Jan 24, 2014. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, tremor, ataxia Additional patient health information: male , 56 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Ataxia, Confusional State, Nystagmus, Haemodialysis

This report suggests a potential Lithium Ataxia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 8-year-old patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): oppositional defiant disorder and used Lithium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Ataxia
  • Confusional State
  • Nystagmus
  • Haemodialysis
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ataxia, may still occur.
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose, Confusional State, Ataxia, Nystagmus, Continuous Haemodiafiltration

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 06, 2013 by a male taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 600 Mg;am) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , child 8 years of age, weighting 59.52 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, renal failure acute, toxicity to various agents, overdose, confusional state, ataxia, nystagmus, continuous haemodiafiltration. Additional medications/treatments:
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose, Confusional State, Ataxia

This Ataxia problem was reported by a health professional from US. A 8-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): oppositional defiant disorder.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lithium (dosage: 600mg Qam And 900mg Qpm). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lithium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
  • Confusional State
  • Ataxia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Ataxia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tremor, Ataxia, Memory Impairment, Dry Mouth, Fatigue, Constipation, Nausea, Toxicity To Various Agents

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 82-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: acute myeloid leukaemia and was treated with Lithium (dosage: NA) starting May 20, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tretinoin (2 Tabs Bid Day 1-7+15-21)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Tremor
  • Ataxia
  • Memory Impairment
  • Dry Mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium could cause Ataxia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Cognitive Disorder, Ataxia, Dyskinesia, Disturbance In Attention, Dysphoria, Irritability, Dementia, Aphasia

This Ataxia side effect was reported by a health professional from IT on Feb 19, 2013. A female patient from IT , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: toxicity to various agents, cognitive disorder, ataxia, dyskinesia, disturbance in attention, dysphoria, irritability, dementia, aphasia. Lithium dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Olanzapine
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Agitation, Blood Urea Increased, Ataxia

This Ataxia side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 60-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: schizoaffective disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA), which was started on 2009. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Agitation
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Ataxia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Dehydration, Ataxia, Tremor, Renal Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal

This Ataxia Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Sep 13, 2012. A Female , 73 years of age, weighting 209.4 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Asthenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Dehydration
  • Ataxia
  • Tremor
  • Renal Failure
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: Several Years (at Least 2). Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Nifedipine Er
  • Apap
  • Aspirin
  • Benefiber
  • Diovan
  • Docusate
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Flaxseed Oil
The patient was hospitalized.
Blood Urea Increased, Ataxia, Balance Disorder, Blood Creatinine Increased

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:300 Mg Bid Po, start time: Jun 17, 2011), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Ataxia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Ataxia
  • Balance Disorder
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Ataxia.
Treatment Noncompliance, Ataxia

A 39-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:
  • Treatment Noncompliance
  • Ataxia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clonopin
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Ataxia.
Asthenia, Confusional State, Fall, Tremor, Ataxia

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Dec 15, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: asthenia, confusional state, fall, tremor, ataxia Additional patient health information: male , 56 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Furosemide (80 Mg Bid Po)
The patient was hospitalized.
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Lethargy, Toxicity To Various Agents, Renal Failure Acute, Hypernatraemia, Incontinence, Sedation, Tremor, Ataxia

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Ataxia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar disorder,mania and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 900 Mg Every Day Po) starting Aug 04, 2011. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Lethargy
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hypernatraemia
  • Incontinence
  • Sedation
  • Tremor
  • Ataxia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Ataxia, may still occur.
Ataxia, Agitation, Muscle Rigidity, Delirium, Dyskinesia, Chills, Sedation, Oedema Peripheral, Tremor

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Oct 03, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 675 Mg; 450 Mg) . Location: FRANCE , 60 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: ataxia, agitation, muscle rigidity, delirium, dyskinesia, chills, sedation, oedema peripheral, tremor. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Ataxia, Fall, Tremor, Condition Aggravated, Urinary Tract Infection

This Ataxia problem was reported by a physician from AUSTRALIA. A 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 26, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Endep
  • Trimethoprim
  • Alprim
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Ataxia
  • Fall
  • Tremor
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Urinary Tract Infection
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 Ataxia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Ataxia, Bradykinesia, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Tremor, Gait Disturbance

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SPAIN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carbamazepine
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Ataxia
  • Bradykinesia
  • Extrapyramidal Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Gait Disturbance
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Ataxia and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Mental Impairment, Metabolic Encephalopathy, Hallucination, Visual, Ataxia

This Ataxia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from SWITZERLAND on Mar 11, 2011. A patient from SWITZERLAND , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: mental impairment, metabolic encephalopathy, hallucination, visual, ataxia. Lithium dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Trazodone
  • Bupropion
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
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Lithium Ataxia Causes and Reviews


When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include

  • Cancer
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
  • Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away

Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. In some cases, there is no cure but treatment may help with symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Lithium Ataxia 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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