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Lithium Depression Side Effects

Lithium Depression Side Effect Reports


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

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



Depression, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypercalcaemia, Renal Impairment

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from AU. A 55-year-old 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:
  • Valproate
  • Dosulepin
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Depression
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Renal Impairment
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Oedema, Depression

This Depression Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Apr 04, 2013. A Female , 45 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Oedema
  • Depression
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 650 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Quetiapine Fumarate (200 Mg)
  • Diazepam (7.5 Mg)
  • Morphine (600 Mg)
  • Venlafaxine (300 Mg)
  • Sodium Valproate (2.5 G)
  • Thyroxine (50 Mcg)
  • Rosuvastatin (10 Mcg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Serotonin Syndrome, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Leukocytosis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased

This is a Lithium Carbonate Capsules side effect report of a 42-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: major depressive disorder nos, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate Capsules (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Venlafaxine
  • Antidepressants
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Serotonin Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Leukocytosis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase 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 Capsules treatment in female patients suffering from major depressive disorder nos, resulting in Depression.

Tachyphylaxis, Depression

A 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CANADA with the following symptoms: bipolar i disorder started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: 600 Mg) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Tachyphylaxis
  • Depression
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quetiapine (50 Mg)
  • Pramipexole Dihydrochloride (1.5 Mg)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Depression.
Depression

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Mar 05, 2012. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: depression Additional patient health information: Female , 37 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Depakote
The patient was hospitalized.
Treatment Noncompliance, Disturbance In Attention, Depression, Weight Increased, Amnesia

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from AUSTRALIA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Treatment Noncompliance
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Depression
  • Weight Increased
  • Amnesia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Risperdal
  • Risperdal
Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Amnesia, Depression, Weight Increased, Treatment Noncompliance

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Dec 20, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) . Location: AUSTRALIA , 44 years of age, weighting 103.6 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: amnesia, depression, weight increased, treatment noncompliance. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Risperdal
Toxicity To Various Agents, Wheezing, Condition Aggravated, Pulmonary Oedema, Stress Cardiomyopathy, Depression, Palpitations, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Headache

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 46-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: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Phenethylamine Hydrochloride (500 Mg;)
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Lorazepam
  • Trazodone Hydrochloride
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Wheezing
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Stress Cardiomyopathy
  • Depression
  • Palpitations
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • Headache
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 Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Asthenia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Confusional State, Fall, No Therapeutic Response, Cerebellar Syndrome, Dysphagia, Depression, Gait Disturbance

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Asthenia
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Confusional State
  • Fall
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Cerebellar Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Depression
  • Gait Disturbance
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Agitation, Insomnia, Disturbance In Attention, Incorrect Dose Administered, Hyperhidrosis, Mood Swings, Chills, Hunger, Depression

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 13, 2011. A patient from UNITED STATES , 58 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was treated with Lithium Citrate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: agitation, insomnia, disturbance in attention, incorrect dose administered, hyperhidrosis, mood swings, chills, hunger, depression. Lithium Citrate dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Propranolol
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Citrate.
Anger, Mental Disorder, Homicidal Ideation, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Aggression, Malaise, Agitation

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 22-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: NA), which was started on Jan 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xanax
  • Seroquel
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Anger
  • Mental Disorder
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Aggression
  • Malaise
  • Agitation
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Delusion, Depression, Mental Disorder, Hallucination, Malaise, Abnormal Behaviour, Personality Change, Mania, Psychotic Disorder

This Depression Lithium side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on Sep 20, 2011. A male , weighting 180.8 lb, was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Delusion
  • Depression
  • Mental Disorder
  • Hallucination
  • Malaise
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Personality Change
  • Mania
  • Psychotic Disorder
. Lithium dosage: 300 Mg, 2x/day, One In Am And One In Evening. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Pristiq (50 Mg, 1x/day, 50 Samples)
  • Geodon (20 Mg, 20 Samples)
Depression, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Paraesthesia, Agitation, Hallucination, Auditory, Withdrawal Syndrome, Anxiety, Insomnia

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder,anxiety,attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:Unk, start time: Oct 01, 2010), combined with:
  • Alprazolam (0.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Ritalin (Unk)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Depression side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Depression
  • Psychomotor Hyperactivity
  • Paraesthesia
  • Agitation
  • Hallucination, Auditory
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in female patients suffering from bipolar i disorder,anxiety,attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, resulting in Depression.
Weight Decreased, Increased Appetite, Decreased Interest, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Fatigue, Restlessness, Schizoaffective Disorder

A 28-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from TURKEY with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on Jan 01, 2009. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Weight Decreased
  • Increased Appetite
  • Decreased Interest
  • Depression
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Restlessness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Paliperidone
  • Paliperidone
  • Paliperidone
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Depression.
Nausea, Antisocial Behaviour, Mania, Depression, Tremor

A female patient from AUSTRALIA was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Aug 16, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: nausea, antisocial behaviour, mania, depression, tremor Additional patient health information: Female , 43 years of age, weighting 176.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (200 Mg Monday To Saturday)
  • Diazepam
  • Seroquel
  • Stilnox Cr
  • Ziprasidone Hydrochloride
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Depression, Disease Recurrence, Suicidal Ideation

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) starting Apr 15, 2011. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Suicidal Ideation
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lamictal
  • Zyrtec
  • Zyrtec
  • Wellbutrin
Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Depression, may still occur.
Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Jul 22, 2011 by a male taking Lithium (dosage: 200 Mg, 4x/day Nocte) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED KINGDOM , 42 years of age, weighting 271.2 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Trazodone Hcl (150mg Morning Dose (75mg Twice) And 225 Nocturnal Dose (75mg Three Times))
Depression

This Depression problem was reported by a health professional from CANADA. A 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Olanzapine
  • Nevirapine
  • Bupropion Hydrochloride
  • Clonazepam
  • Isentress
  • Abacavir Sulfate
  • Dexedrine
  • Lorazepam
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Depression
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Depression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Suicidal Ideation, Hypertension, Anxiety, Depression, Irritability, Anger, Hyperhidrosis

This is a Lithium side effect report of a patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium (dosage: NA) starting Jun 11, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel
  • Pristiq (50 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lamictal
  • Pristiq (25 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Pristiq (One Half A Pill Per Day)
  • Lipitor
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Hyperhidrosis
This opens a possibility that Lithium could cause Depression and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Depression, Incorrect Product Storage

This Depression side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Feb 23, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: depression, incorrect product storage. Lithium dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Emsam (Changed Q24h)
  • Aspirin
  • Atacand
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
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Lithium Depression Causes and Reviews


Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have Depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. Symptoms can include

  • Feeling sad or "empty"
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
  • Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
  • Feeling very tired
  • Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Depression is a disorder of the brain. There are a variety of causes, including genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. Depression can happen at any age, but it often begins in teens and young adults. It is much more common in women. Women can also get postpartum Depression after the birth of a baby. Some people get seasonal affective disorder in the winter. Depression is one part of bipolar disorder.

There are effective treatments for Depression, including antidepressants, talk therapy, or both.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Lithium Depression Reviews

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

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