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Lithium Diarrhoea Side Effects

Lithium Diarrhoea Side Effect Reports


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

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

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 57-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 1200 Mg), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Haldol (20 Mg)
  • Geodon (160 Mg)
  • Prozac (20 Mg)
  • Simvastatin (20 Mg)
  • Trazodone (100 Mg)
When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Diarrhoea
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Dysarthria, Gait Disturbance, Diarrhoea, Renal Failure, Mental Status Changes, Metabolic Encephalopathy

This Diarrhoea Lithium side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Feb 21, 2014. A male , 51 years of age, was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Dysarthria
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal Failure
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Metabolic Encephalopathy
. Lithium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Ibuprofen
  • Valproate
  • Quetiapine
  • Risperidone
Toxicity To Various Agents, Encephalopathy, Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Hyperreflexia, Clonus, Hypertonia, Tremor, Muscle Contractions Involuntary

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 74-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lithium (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Bupropion
  • Lisinopril
  • Finasteride
  • Lovastatin
  • Clonazepam
  • Tamsulosin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Encephalopathy
  • Asthenia
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Clonus
  • Hypertonia
  • Tremor
  • Muscle Contractions Involuntary
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 treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Diarrhoea.

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 Diarrhoea.
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.
Dizziness, Insomnia, Headache, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Rash, Fatigue, Diarrhoea, Vomiting

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Er Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar i disorder and used Lithium Carbonate Er (dosage: Extended Release Tabs.) starting Oct 10, 2013. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate Er the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Headache
  • Blood Pressure Systolic Increased
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Betoptic
  • Losartan
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate Er demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Discomfort, Grand Mal Convulsion, Tongue Biting, Loss Of Consciousness, Dehydration

An adverse event was reported by a pharmacist on Nov 01, 2013 by a Female taking Lithium (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 23 years of age, weighting 143.5 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: nausea, diarrhoea, abdominal discomfort, grand mal convulsion, tongue biting, loss of consciousness, dehydration. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Acyclovir
  • Amlodipine
  • Amoxicillin/clavulanate
  • Hydromorphone
  • Dronabinol
  • Fluconazole
  • Ondansetron
  • Oxycodone
The patient was hospitalized.
Diarrhoea, Faecal Incontinence

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a physician from US. A 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bipolar i disorder.On May 22, 2013 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate, 300 Mg (dosage: At Bedtime). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lithium Carbonate, 300 Mg, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Diarrhoea
  • Faecal Incontinence
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Hypotension, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Creatinine Increased, Muscular Weakness

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 60-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: schizoaffective disorder and was treated with Lithium (dosage: NA) starting Dec 19, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hypotension
  • Blood Urea Increased
  • Blood Creatinine Increased
  • Muscular Weakness
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Hypophagia, Diarrhoea, Somnolence, Disorientation, Tremor, Balance Disorder, Abasia, Confusional State, Hyporeflexia

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from TR on Aug 23, 2013. A female patient from TR , 78 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: hypophagia, diarrhoea, somnolence, disorientation, tremor, balance disorder, abasia, confusional state, hyporeflexia. Lithium dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Olanzapine
  • Sertraline
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Neurotoxicity, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Urinary Tract Infection, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Muscle Rigidity, Hyporeflexia

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a health professional from TR. A 46-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:
  • Risperidone
  • Quetiapine
  • Aripiprazole
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Extrapyramidal Disorder
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Musculoskeletal Stiffness
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Hyporeflexia
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Suicide Attempt, Incorrect Dose Administered, Vomiting, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Diarrhoea, Tremor, Confusional State, Disorientation

This Diarrhoea Lithium side effect was reported by a health professional from SI on Jul 18, 2013. A Female , 41 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
  • Vomiting
  • White Blood Cell Count Increased
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tremor
  • Confusional State
  • Disorientation
. Lithium dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Dyskinesia, Renal Failure Acute, Diarrhoea, Dehydration

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 68-year-old patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:600 Mg, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Diarrhoea side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Dyskinesia
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dehydration
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 Diarrhoea.
Glomerulonephritis Membranoproliferative, Toxicity To Various Agents, Renal Failure Chronic, Diarrhoea

A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder,renal transplant started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: NA) on 200512. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Glomerulonephritis Membranoproliferative
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Renal Failure Chronic
  • Diarrhoea
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Prednisone
  • Prednisone (60 Mg)
  • Prednisone (10 Mg)
  • Azathioprine (200 Mg)
  • Losartan Potassium Usp (100 Mg)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (1000 Mg)
  • Cyclosporine (800 Mg)
  • Cyclosporine (150 Mg)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Diarrhoea.
Asthenia, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Dehydration, Ataxia, Tremor, Renal Failure, Toxicity To Various Agents, Electrocardiogram T Wave Abnormal

A female patient from US was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Sep 13, 2012. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: asthenia, diarrhoea, nausea, dehydration, ataxia, tremor, renal failure, toxicity to various agents, electrocardiogram t wave abnormal Additional patient health information: Female , 73 years of age, weighting 209.4 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium Carbonate dosage: Several Years (at Least 2). Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nifedipine Er
  • Apap
  • Aspirin
  • Benefiber
  • Diovan
  • Docusate
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Flaxseed Oil
The patient was hospitalized.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Tremor, Confusional State, Diarrhoea, Influenza, Mental Status Changes, Fluid Intake Reduced, Delirium, Pyrexia

This report suggests a potential Lithium Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 56-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): bipolar disorder and used Lithium (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Tremor
  • Confusional State
  • Diarrhoea
  • Influenza
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Fluid Intake Reduced
  • Delirium
  • Pyrexia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Lithium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal Pain Lower, Cerebellar Syndrome, Toxicity To Various Agents, Amylase Increased, Tremor, Blood Creatinine Increased, Diarrhoea

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on May 01, 2012 by a Female taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 51 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain lower, cerebellar syndrome, toxicity to various agents, amylase increased, tremor, blood creatinine increased, diarrhoea. Additional medications/treatments:
Vomiting, Toxicity To Various Agents, Diarrhoea, Altered State Of Consciousness, Nausea

This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a physician from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. A 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): schizoaffective disorder,hypertension.On Feb 01, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 900 Mg;qd). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Telmisartan (40 Mg;qd)
  • Bisoprolol Fumarate
  • Haloperidol
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Vomiting
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Diarrhoea
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Nausea
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 Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tremor, Gait Disturbance, Diarrhoea, Toxicity To Various Agents

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 55-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder and was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 900 Mg Bid Po) starting May 10, 2010. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Tremor
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Diarrhoea
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate could cause Diarrhoea and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Pulmonary Embolism, Rhabdomyolysis, Epilepsy, Dyspnoea, Erythema Multiforme, Hypotension, Diarrhoea, Pericardial Effusion, Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from BELGIUM on Mar 02, 2012. A female patient from BELGIUM , 55 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: pulmonary embolism, rhabdomyolysis, epilepsy, dyspnoea, erythema multiforme, hypotension, diarrhoea, pericardial effusion, systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Abilify
  • Dominal
  • Clozapine (Unk)
  • Seroquel
  • Lorazepam
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
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Lithium Diarrhoea Causes and Reviews


What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools (bowel movements). You have diarrhea if you have loose stools three or more times in one day. Acute diarrhea is diarrhea that lasts a short time. It is a common problem. It usually lasts about one or two days, but it may last longer. Then it goes away on its own.

Diarrhea lasting more than a few days may be a sign of a more serious problem. Chronic diarrhea -- diarrhea that lasts at least four weeks -- can be a symptom of a chronic disease. Chronic diarrhea symptoms may be continual, or they may come and go.

Who is at risk for diarrhea?

People of all ages can get diarrhea. On average, adults In the United States have acute diarrhea once a year. Young children have it an average of twice a year.

People who visit developing countries are at risk for traveler's diarrhea. It is caused by consuming contaminated food or water.

What causes diarrhea?

The most common causes of diarrhea include

  • Bacteria from contaminated food or water
  • Viruses such as the flu, norovirus, or rotavirus . Rotavirus is the most common cause of acute diarrhea in children.
  • Parasites, which are tiny organisms found in contaminated food or water
  • Medicines such as antibiotics, cancer drugs, and antacids that contain magnesium
  • Food intolerances and sensitivities, which are problems digesting certain ingredients or foods. An example is lactose intolerance.
  • Diseases that affect the stomach, small intestine, or colon, such as Crohn's disease
  • Problems with how the colon functions, such as irritable bowel syndrome

Some people also get diarrhea after stomach surgery, because sometimes the surgeries can cause food to move through your digestive system more quickly.

Sometimes no cause can be found. If your diarrhea goes away within a few days, finding the cause is usually not necessary.

What other symptoms might I have with diarrhea?

Other possible symptoms of diarrhea include

  • Cramps or pain in the abdomen
  • An urgent need to use the bathroom
  • Loss of bowel control

If a virus or bacteria is the cause of your diarrhea, you may also have a fever, chills, and bloody stools.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means that your body does not have enough fluid to work properly. Dehydration can be serious, especially for children, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems.

When should I see a doctor for diarrhea?

Although it is usually not harmful, diarrhea can become dangerous or signal a more serious problem. Contact your health care provider if you have

  • Signs of dehydration
  • Diarrhea for more than 2 days, if you are an adult. For children, contact the provider if it lasts more than 24 hours.
  • Severe pain in your abdomen or rectum (for adults)
  • A fever of 102 degrees or higher
  • Stools containing blood or pus
  • Stools that are black and tarry

If children have diarrhea, parents or caregivers should not hesitate to call a health care provider. Diarrhea can be especially dangerous in newborns and infants.

How is the cause of diarrhea diagnosed?

To find the cause of diarrhea, your health care provider may

  • Do a physical exam
  • Ask about any medicines you are taking
  • Test your stool or blood to look for bacteria, parasites, or other signs of disease or infection
  • Ask you to stop eating certain foods to see whether your diarrhea goes away

If you have chronic diarrhea, your health care provider may perform other tests to look for signs of disease.

What are the treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea is treated by replacing lost fluids and electrolytes to prevent dehydration. Depending on the cause of the problem, you may need medicines to stop the diarrhea or treat an infection.

Adults with diarrhea should drink water, fruit juices, sports drinks, sodas without caffeine, and salty broths. As your symptoms improve, you can eat soft, bland food.

Children with diarrhea should be given oral rehydration solutions to replace lost fluids and electrolytes.

Can diarrhea be prevented?

Two types of diarrhea can be prevented - rotavirus diarrhea and traveler's diarrhea. There are vaccines for rotavirus. They are given to babies in two or three doses.

You can help prevent traveler's diarrhea by being careful about what you eat and drink when you are in developing countries:

  • Use only bottled or purified water for drinking, making ice cubes, and brushing your teeth
  • If you do use tap water, boil it or use iodine tablets
  • Make sure that the cooked food you eat is fully cooked and served hot
  • Avoid unwashed or unpeeled raw fruits and vegetables

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


Lithium Diarrhoea 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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