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Lithium Fall Side Effects

Lithium Fall Side Effect Reports


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

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



Fall, Cardiac Failure, Somnolence, Sedation, Hyperreflexia, Tremor, Clonus, Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion, Toxicity To Various Agents

This Fall side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 63-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: schizoaffective disorder,pain. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: NA), which was started on Nov 30, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Buprenorphine
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Fall
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Somnolence
  • Sedation
  • Hyperreflexia
  • Tremor
  • Clonus
  • Electrocardiogram T Wave Inversion
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Aphasia, Fall, Weight Decreased, Dehydration

This Fall Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED on Nov 01, 2013. A male , 65 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Aphasia
  • Fall
  • Weight Decreased
  • Dehydration
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: 900 Mg. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Metoprolol (25 Mg)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg)
  • Warfarin (5 Mg)
  • Lisinopril (10 Mg)
  • Spironolactone (12.5 Mg)
  • Simvastatin (40 Mg)
  • Gabapentin (1800 Mg)
  • Sildenafil (100 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized.
Memory Impairment, Weight Decreased, Tremor, Fall, Head Injury, Confusional State, Aphasia, Macrocytosis, Sinus Bradycardia

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder, who was treated with Lithium (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lisinopril
  • Metoprolol
  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin
  • Spironolactone
  • Simvastatin
  • Gabapentin
  • Sildenafil
, and developed a serious reaction and a Fall side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Memory Impairment
  • Weight Decreased
  • Tremor
  • Fall
  • Head Injury
  • Confusional State
  • Aphasia
  • Macrocytosis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
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 bipolar i disorder, resulting in Fall.

Brain Oedema, Renal Failure Acute, Loss Of Consciousness, Fall, Concussion, Eye Contusion

A 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: Unk) on 201206. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Brain Oedema
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Fall
  • Concussion
  • Eye Contusion
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Morphine Sulfate (Unk)
  • Lyrica (200 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Lyrica
  • Lyrica
  • Primidone
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Nexium (40 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Pristiq (50 Mg, 1x/day)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Fall.
Balance Disorder, Asthenia, Fall, Confusional State, Dehydration, Azotaemia, Toxicity To Various Agents

A patient from US was prescribed and started Lithium on Aug 23, 2013. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: balance disorder, asthenia, fall, confusional state, dehydration, azotaemia, toxicity to various agents Additional patient health information: male , 72 years of age, weighting 178.8 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium dosage: 300mg At Bedtime Po. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Fall, Head Injury

This report suggests a potential Lithium Fall side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 24-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): schizoaffective disorder and used Lithium (dosage: NA) starting 201302. Soon after starting Lithium the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Fall
  • Head Injury
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fall, may still occur.
Volvulus, Laceration, Fall, Panic Attack, Dyspnoea, Chest Discomfort

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Mar 14, 2012 by a male taking Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 32 years of age, weighting 160.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: volvulus, laceration, fall, panic attack, dyspnoea, chest discomfort. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Olanzapine
  • Alprazolam
  • Tramadol Hcl
  • Ampheamine, Dextroamphetamine Mixed Salts
  • Xyrem (Oral ; 9 Gm (4.5 Gm,2 In 1 D),oral)
The patient was hospitalized.
Fall, Weight Decreased

This Fall problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 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:
  • Haldol
  • Thorazine
When commencing Lithium Carbonate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Fall
  • Weight Decreased
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 Fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Fall, Cardiac Hypertrophy, Cardiac Enzymes Increased, Humerus Fracture, Rhabdomyolysis, Renal Failure, Hypertension, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

This is a Lithium Citrate side effect report of a 72-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from DENMARK. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: schizoaffective disorder and was treated with Lithium Citrate (dosage: 1+0+0+1.5,oral) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Centyl Med Kaliumklorid (bendroflumethazide, Potassium Chloride)
  • Amlodipin ^actavis^ (amlodipine Besilate)
  • Escitalopram Oxalate (30 Mg (30 Mg,1 In 1 D),oral)
  • Alprazolam
  • Ferro Duretter (ferrous Gluconate)
  • Ziprasidone Hydrochloride (80 Mg (40 Mg,2 In 1 D))
  • Mirtazapine (30 Mg (30 Mg,1 In 1 D),oral)
  • Fragmin
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Fall
  • Cardiac Hypertrophy
  • Cardiac Enzymes Increased
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Renal Failure
  • Hypertension
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
This opens a possibility that Lithium Citrate could cause Fall and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Fall, Post Procedural Complication, Urinary Tract Infection, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Lactic Acidosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Organ Failure, Dyspnoea, Humerus Fracture

This Fall side effect was reported by a physician from DENMARK on Dec 23, 2011. A female patient from DENMARK , 72 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Citrate. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: fall, post procedural complication, urinary tract infection, hepatic cirrhosis, lactic acidosis, rhabdomyolysis, organ failure, dyspnoea, humerus fracture. Lithium Citrate dosage: 6 Mmol;po.
Associated medications used:
  • Ferro Duretter
  • Centyl Med
  • Mirtazapine (30 Mg;qd;po)
  • Alprazolam
  • Furosemide
  • Amlodipine
  • Ziprasidone Hydrochloride (40 Mg;bid;po)
  • Kaliumklorid
These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Citrate.
Chest Pain, Sinus Tachycardia, Breast Cancer Recurrent, Renal Failure Acute, Hot Flush, Splenic Lesion, Oesophagitis, Fall, Acquired Diaphragmatic Eventration

This Fall side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Albuterol
  • Duragesic-100 (100 Ug, Q72h)
  • Carafate
  • Repliva
  • Methylprednisolone (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Ondansetron (4 Mg, Unk)
  • Cefazolin (1 G, Q8h)
  • Colace (100 Mg, Bid)
When starting to take Lithium Carbonate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Chest Pain
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Breast Cancer Recurrent
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Hot Flush
  • Splenic Lesion
  • Oesophagitis
  • Fall
  • Acquired Diaphragmatic Eventration
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
Blood Glucose Decreased, Loss Of Consciousness, Food Craving, Fall

This Fall Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 12, 2011. A Female , 43 years of age, weighting 143.1 lb, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Blood Glucose Decreased
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Food Craving
  • Fall
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Seroquel Xr
Asthenia, Confusional State, Fall, Tremor, Ataxia

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 56-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder,cardiac failure congestive, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: Nov 18, 2011), combined with:
  • Furosemide (80 Mg Bid Po)
, and developed a serious reaction and a Fall side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Asthenia
  • Confusional State
  • Fall
  • Tremor
  • Ataxia
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 i disorder,cardiac failure congestive, resulting in Fall.
Palpitations, Orthostatic Hypotension, Rhythm Idioventricular, Blood Pressure Increased, Atrioventricular Dissociation, Disease Recurrence, Fall, Bipolar Disorder

A 53-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: bipolar disorder started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: 600mg Daily; Oral) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Palpitations
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Rhythm Idioventricular
  • Blood Pressure Increased
  • Atrioventricular Dissociation
  • Disease Recurrence
  • Fall
  • Bipolar Disorder
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Loperamide
  • Clozapine (525 Mg Daily;oral)
  • Polyethylene Glycol
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 Fall.
Weight Increased, Tremor, Fall, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Confusional State

A female patient from CANADA was prescribed and started Lithium on Nov 07, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: weight increased, tremor, fall, type 2 diabetes mellitus, confusional state Additional patient health information: Female , 39 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel
  • Seroquel
  • Quetiapine
  • Celexa
  • Seroquel
  • Ativan
  • Trifluoperazine Hcl
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Renal Failure, Fall, Organ Failure, Lactic Acidosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Humerus Fracture

This report suggests a potential Lithium Citrate Fall side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old female patient from DENMARK (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): schizoaffective disorder and used Lithium Citrate (dosage: Po) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Citrate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Renal Failure
  • Fall
  • Organ Failure
  • Lactic Acidosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Humerus Fracture
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Fragmin
  • Ziprasidone Hcl (40 Mg;bid;po)
  • Amlodipine
  • Ferro Duretter
  • K Cl Tab
  • Mirtazapine (30 Mg;qd;po)
  • Alprazolam
  • Furosemide
Although Lithium Citrate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Fall, may still occur.
Diarrhoea, Visual Impairment, Dyspnoea, Nausea, Constipation, Fall, Food Intolerance, Fatigue, Mania

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 25, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium Citrate (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 218.3 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: diarrhoea, visual impairment, dyspnoea, nausea, constipation, fall, food intolerance, fatigue, mania. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Wellbutrin
  • Xanax
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Clozaril
  • Abilify (Dose Redc To 1/2 Tab Every Other Day/ And 1/2 Tab On Mond + Fridays.also 2.5mg Incsd 5mg Incsd 10mg)
  • Levoxyl
  • Abilify (Dose Redc To 1/2 Tab Every Other Day/ And 1/2 Tab On Mond + Fridays.also 2.5mg Incsd 5mg Incsd 10mg)
  • Zoloft
The patient was hospitalized.
Asthenia, Toxicity To Various Agents, Confusional State, Fall, No Therapeutic Response, Cerebellar Syndrome, Dysphagia, Depression, Gait Disturbance

This Fall problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): bipolar disorder.On NS 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:
  • Asthenia
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Confusional State
  • Fall
  • No Therapeutic Response
  • Cerebellar Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Depression
  • Gait Disturbance
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Fall, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Grand Mal Convulsion, Fall, Confusional State, Staring, Tremor, Hemiplegia, Hallucination, Amnesia

This is a Lithium side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: depression,anxiety and was treated with Lithium (dosage: NA) starting Jul 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Invega Sustenna
  • Invega Sustenna
  • Invega Sustenna
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Fall
  • Confusional State
  • Staring
  • Tremor
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hallucination
  • Amnesia
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium could cause Fall and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Ataxia, Fall, Tremor, Condition Aggravated, Urinary Tract Infection

This Fall side effect was reported by a physician from AUSTRALIA on Jul 20, 2011. A female patient from AUSTRALIA , 35 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: ataxia, fall, tremor, condition aggravated, urinary tract infection. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Seroquel Xr
  • Endep
  • Trimethoprim
  • Alprim
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate.
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Lithium Fall Causes and Reviews


Falls can be dangerous at any age. Babies and young children can get hurt Falling off furniture or down the stairs. Older children may Fall off playground equipment. For elderly people, Falls can be especially serious. They are at higher risk of Falling. They are also more likely to break a bone when they Fall, especially if they have osteoporosis. A broken bone, especially when it is a hip, may even lead to disability and a loss of independence for the elderly.

Some common causes of Falls include

  • Balance problems
  • Some medicines, which can make you feel dizzy, confused, or slow
  • Vision problems
  • Alcohol, which can affect your balance and reflexes
  • Muscle weakness, especially in your legs, which can make it harder for you to get up from a chair or keep your balance when walking on an uneven surface.
  • Certain illnesses, such as low blood pressure, diabetes, and neuropathy
  • Slow reflexes, which make it hard to keep your balance or move out of the way of a hazard
  • Tripping or slipping due to loss of footing or traction

At any age, people can make changes to lower their risk of Falling. It important to take care of your health, including getting regular eye exams. Regular exercise may lower your risk of Falls by strengthening your muscles, improving your balance, and keeping your bones strong. And you can look for ways to make your house safer. For example, you can get rid of tripping hazards and make sure that you have rails on the stairs and in the bath. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do Fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging


Lithium Fall 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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