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Lithium Coma Side Effects

Lithium Coma Side Effect Reports


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

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



Toxicity To Various Agents, Coma, Quadriplegia, Cardiac Arrest, Pyrexia, Malaise

This Coma side effect was reported by a health professional from JP. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar 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:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Coma
  • Quadriplegia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Pyrexia
  • Malaise
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Diabetes Insipidus, Pneumonia, Coma, Dehydration, Renal Failure Acute, Inflammatory Marker Increased, Hypernatraemia

This Coma Lithium side effect was reported by a health professional from PT on Dec 20, 2013. A male , 43 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Pneumonia
  • Coma
  • Dehydration
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Inflammatory Marker Increased
  • Hypernatraemia
. Lithium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Olanzapine
  • Valproate
  • Promethazine
  • Haloperidol
  • Cyamemazine
  • Tiapride
  • Diazepam
The patient was hospitalized.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Diabetes Insipidus, Coma, Pneumonia

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 43-year-old patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Olanzapine
  • Valproate
  • Promethazine
  • Haloperidol
  • Cyamemazine
  • Tiapride
  • Diazepam
, and developed a serious reaction and a Coma side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Coma
  • Pneumonia
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 patients suffering from bipolar disorder, resulting in Coma.

Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Toxicity To Various Agents, Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, Quadriplegia, Coma, Atrial Fibrillation, Pulmonary Oedema, Cardiac Failure Acute

A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Thyroiditis
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Quadriplegia
  • Coma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Cardiac Failure Acute
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Coma.
Neuropathy Peripheral, Metabolic Encephalopathy, Toxicity To Various Agents, Confusional State, Coma, Body Temperature Increased, Blood Sodium Increased, Cognitive Disorder, Muscular Weakness

A patient from CN was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Oct 08, 2012. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: neuropathy peripheral, metabolic encephalopathy, toxicity to various agents, confusional state, coma, body temperature increased, blood sodium increased, cognitive disorder, muscular weakness Additional patient health information: male , 49 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 600 Mg, Evening. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Hypotension, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome, Coma, Rhabdomyolysis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Renal Impairment, Dehydration, Polyuria

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Coma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 34-year-old female patient from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar disorder,polydipsia and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hypotension
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Hyperglycaemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
  • Coma
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Renal Impairment
  • Dehydration
  • Polyuria
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Haloperidol (20 Mg)
  • Chlorpromazine (100 Mg)
  • Trihexyphenidyl (4 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coma, may still occur.
Mental Disability, Breast Mass, Feeling Abnormal, Diabetes Mellitus, Weight Increased, Suicide Attempt, Myocardial Infarction, Initial Insomnia, Coma

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Mar 07, 2012 by a male taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 900mg And 600mg/tablet/300mg/3 In Am And 2 In Pm) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 260.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: mental disability, breast mass, feeling abnormal, diabetes mellitus, weight increased, suicide attempt, myocardial infarction, initial insomnia, coma. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Wellbutrin (In The Morning)
  • Risperdal
  • Risperidone
  • Cymbalta
  • Risperdal
  • Abilify (Once In The Morning)
Intentional Self-injury, Atelectasis, Sputum Increased, Coma, Suicidal Ideation, Intentional Overdose

This Coma problem was reported by a physician from JAPAN. A 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bipolar disorder.On Sep 11, 2009 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 5600 Mg, Unk). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Depakene (4200 Mg, Unk)
  • Risperdal (7 Mg, Unk)
  • Alcohol
  • Tegretol (4200 Mg, Daily)
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Atelectasis
  • Sputum Increased
  • Coma
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Intentional Overdose
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 Coma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Respiration Abnormal, Atelectasis, Sputum Increased, Pneumonia, Somnolence, Coma, Intentional Overdose, Pyrexia

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 5600 Mg, Unk) starting Sep 11, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tegretol (4200 Mg, Daily)
  • Risperidone (7 Mg, Unk)
  • Valproate Sodium (4200 Mg, Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Respiration Abnormal
  • Atelectasis
  • Sputum Increased
  • Pneumonia
  • Somnolence
  • Coma
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Pyrexia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Coma and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Dehydration, Eating Disorder, Speech Disorder, Somnolence, Status Epilepticus, Abasia, Coma

This Coma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GERMANY on Dec 30, 2011. A female patient from GERMANY , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: dehydration, eating disorder, speech disorder, somnolence, status epilepticus, abasia, coma. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 1 Df : 1tab,600mg,900mg;mar11.
Associated medications used:
  • Solian
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Initial Insomnia, Abnormal Loss Of Weight, Tardive Dyskinesia, Feeling Abnormal, Breast Mass, Diabetes Mellitus, Weight Increased, Coma

This Coma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: 900mg And 600mg/tablet/300mg/3 In Am And 2 In Pm), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Risperdal
  • Risperidone
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Initial Insomnia
  • Abnormal Loss Of Weight
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Breast Mass
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Weight Increased
  • Coma
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Speech Disorder, Coma, Dehydration, Eating Disorder, Somnolence, Abasia

This Coma Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GERMANY on Dec 21, 2011. A Female , 71 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Speech Disorder
  • Coma
  • Dehydration
  • Eating Disorder
  • Somnolence
  • Abasia
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 1 Df : 1tab,600mg,900mg;mar11. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Coma, Convulsion, Blood Pressure Decreased, Atrioventricular Block, Bradycardia, Nodal Rhythm, Leukocytosis, Atrioventricular Block Complete, Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 37-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from FRANCE, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: Jun 28, 2011), combined with:
  • Tpn
  • Risperdal
  • Green Tea
  • Effexor
, and developed a serious reaction and a Coma side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Coma
  • Convulsion
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Bradycardia
  • Nodal Rhythm
  • Leukocytosis
  • Atrioventricular Block Complete
  • Normochromic Normocytic Anaemia
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 bipolar disorder, resulting in Coma.
Coma, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Miosis, Suicide Attempt, Tachycardia

A patient (weight: NA) from GERMANY with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on Sep 14, 2011. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Coma
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Miosis
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Tachycardia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamotrigine (50mg See Dosage Text)
  • Zyprexa (5mg See Dosage Text)
  • Mirtazapine (30mg See Dosage Text)
  • Lorazepam (1mg See Dosage Text)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Coma.
Renal Failure, Hyperkalaemia, Coma, Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, Gout, Hyponatraemia

A patient from CANADA was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Sep 27, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: renal failure, hyperkalaemia, coma, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, gout, hyponatraemia Additional patient health information: male , 53 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Furosemide
  • Rosuvastatin
  • Aspirin
  • Metoprolol Tartrate
  • Perindopril Erbumine
  • Amlodipine
  • Gliclazide
The patient was hospitalized.
Respiratory Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Cardiac Arrest, Sinus Bradycardia, Coma

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Coma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old patient from INDIA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar disorder and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Coma
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Trihexyphenidyl Hcl
  • Haloperidol
Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coma, may still occur.
Bone Disorder, Coma, Pneumonia Aspiration, Fall, Lower Limb Fracture, Convulsion

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jun 03, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 60 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: bone disorder, coma, pneumonia aspiration, fall, lower limb fracture, convulsion. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Prozac
  • Seroquel Xr (Dose Frequency-bid, Total Daily Dose-200 Mg)
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Ativan
  • Trilafon
The patient was hospitalized.
Psychomotor Skills Impaired, Consciousness Fluctuating, Hemiparesis, Convulsive Threshold Lowered, Neurotoxicity, Feeling Abnormal, Lower Respiratory Tract Infection, Coma, Dysarthria

This Coma problem was reported by a physician from UNITED KINGDOM. A 51-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): schizoaffective disorder.On Jan 01, 2005 a consumer started treatment with Lithium (dosage: 900 Mg, Qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Clozapine (200 Mg, Bid)
  • Citalopram (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Valproate Semisodium (1 Df, Bid)
When commencing Lithium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Psychomotor Skills Impaired
  • Consciousness Fluctuating
  • Hemiparesis
  • Convulsive Threshold Lowered
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
  • Coma
  • Dysarthria
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 Coma, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Pneumonia, Atelectasis, Somnolence, Pyrexia, Intentional Overdose, Sputum Increased, Respiration Abnormal, Coma

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 23-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 5600 Mg, Unk) starting Sep 11, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tegretol (4200 Mg Daily)
  • Risperidone (7 Mg, Unk)
  • Valproate Sodium (4200 Mg, Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Pneumonia
  • Atelectasis
  • Somnolence
  • Pyrexia
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Sputum Increased
  • Respiration Abnormal
  • Coma
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Coma and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Brain Injury, Amnesia, Coma, Abasia, Speech Disorder, Visual Acuity Reduced

This Coma side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jan 20, 2011. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 69 years of age, weighting 148.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: brain injury, amnesia, coma, abasia, speech disorder, visual acuity reduced. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 450 Mg A Day Once A Day. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
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Lithium Coma Causes and Reviews


A Coma is a deep state of unconsciousness. An individual in a Coma is alive but unable to move or respond to his or her environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness, or as a result of injuries, such as brain injury.

A Coma rarely lasts more than 2 to 4 weeks. The outcome for Coma depends on the cause, severity, and site of the damage. People may come out of a Coma with physical, intellectual, and psychological problems. Some people may remain in a Coma for years or even decades. For those people, the most common cause of death is infection, such as pneumonia.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


Lithium Coma 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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