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Lithium Overdose Side Effects

Lithium Overdose Side Effect Reports


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

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



Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Bradycardia

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lithium Carbonate Capsules (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lithium Carbonate Capsules the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Bradycardia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate Capsules.
Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Bradycardia

This Overdose Lithium Carbonate Capsules side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Jan 24, 2014. A Female , 50 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate Capsules. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Bradycardia
. Lithium Carbonate Capsules dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Beta Blocking Agents
  • Furosemide
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents, Refusal Of Treatment By Patient, Mania, Delusion, Abnormal Behaviour, Confusional State, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Anaemia

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 76-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from CH, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: hypertension, who was treated with Lithium (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Valsartan
  • Sitagliptan
  • Metformin
  • Aspirin
  • Olanzapine
  • Lorazepam
  • Flurazepam
  • Zolpidem
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Overdose
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Refusal Of Treatment By Patient
  • Mania
  • Delusion
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Confusional State
  • Extrapyramidal Disorder
  • Anaemia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium treatment in female patients suffering from hypertension, resulting in Overdose.

Toxicity To Various Agents, Poisoning Deliberate, Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Confusional State, Disorientation, Muscle Contractions Involuntary

A 41-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SI with the following symptoms: suicide attempt,depression started Lithium treatment (dosage: 30g) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Poisoning Deliberate
  • Suicide Attempt
  • Overdose
  • Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged
  • Confusional State
  • Disorientation
  • Muscle Contractions Involuntary
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium side effects, such as Overdose.
Toxicity To Various Agents, Poisoning Deliberate, Suicide Attempt, Overdose, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Confusional State, Disorientation, Muscle Contractions Involuntary

A female patient from SI was prescribed and started Lithium on Nov 25, 2013. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: toxicity to various agents, poisoning deliberate, suicide attempt, overdose, electrocardiogram qt prolonged, confusional state, disorientation, muscle contractions involuntary Additional patient health information: Female , 41 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lithium dosage: 30g. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Renal Failure Acute, Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg Overdose 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 Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg (dosage: 55 Mg/kg, Qd (600mg Every Morning And 900mg Every Evening)) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Lithium Carbonate Tablets, Usp 300mg demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Serotonin Syndrome, Hallucination, Auditory, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Nov 11, 2013 by a male taking Lithium (dosage: 800 Mg Per Day) was diagnosed with and. Location: IN , 35 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: serotonin syndrome, hallucination, auditory, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Risperidone Orally Disintegarted Tablets, Usp 2 Mg (2 Mg Per Day)
  • Sertraline Hcl Tabs 100mg (200 Mg Per Day)
  • Sertraline Hcl Tabs 100mg (400 Mg Per Day)
  • Sertraline Hcl Tabs 100mg (200 Mg Per Day)
  • Clomipramine (225 Mg Per Day)
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose, Confusional State, Ataxia, Nystagmus, Continuous Haemodiafiltration

This Overdose 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 Carbonate (dosage: 600 Mg;am). 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:
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
  • Confusional State
  • Ataxia
  • Nystagmus
  • Continuous Haemodiafiltration
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus, Renal Failure Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Overdose, Confusional State, Ataxia

This is a Lithium side effect report of a 8-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: oppositional defiant disorder and was treated with Lithium (dosage: 600mg Qam And 900mg Qpm) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
  • Renal Failure Acute
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Overdose
  • Confusional State
  • Ataxia
This opens a possibility that Lithium could cause Overdose and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose, Continuous Haemodiafiltration, Bezoar, Treatment Failure

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from DE on Jun 07, 2013. A patient from DE , 32 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lithium side effects: overdose, continuous haemodiafiltration, bezoar, treatment failure. Lithium dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Lorazepam
  • Sertraline
  • Quetiapine
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Overdose, Hypothermia, Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Ventricular Fibrillation, Circulatory Collapse, Cardiac Arrest, Hypotension, Bradycardia

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from FR. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar i disorder. The patient was prescribed Lithium (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Teralithe (Morning And Evening; Increased To 3x Per Day After Admission)
  • Teralithe (Morning, Noon And Evening)
  • Haldol Decanoas (Sustained Release)
  • Solian (Morning And Evening; Increased To 400mg 3x Per Day On Same Day)
  • Solian (Morning, Noon And Evening (equivalent To 800mg On D1, 1200mg On D2))
  • Haldol (Morning, Noon And Evening)
  • Nozinan (1/2 Of 100mg Tablet Morning, Noon And Evening, Then 100mg Tablet In Evening)
  • Pholcodine
When starting to take Lithium the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Hypothermia
  • Cardio-respiratory Arrest
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Circulatory Collapse
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hypotension
  • Bradycardia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium.
Tremor, Vomiting, Dizziness, Overdose, Dyskinesia, Dysarthria, Cerebellar Ataxia, Diplopia

This Overdose Lithium Carbonate side effect was reported by a health professional from TURKEY on Jun 22, 2012. A male , 59 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lithium Carbonate. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Tremor
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Overdose
  • Dyskinesia
  • Dysarthria
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Diplopia
. Lithium Carbonate dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Valproic Acid
The patient was hospitalized.
Feeling Abnormal, Alcohol Use, Fear, Muscle Twitching, Dyskinesia, Underdose, Overdose

This is a Lithium Carbonate side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lithium Carbonate (dosage:NA, start time: Oct 21, 2011), combined with:
  • Saphris (See Image)
  • Hydroxycine
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Alcohol Use
  • Fear
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Dyskinesia
  • Underdose
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lithium Carbonate treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Overdose.
Overdose, Toxicity To Various Agents

A 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Lithium Carbonate treatment (dosage: 3600 Mg) on NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Overdose
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lithium Carbonate side effects, such as Overdose.
Agitation, Confusional State, Completed Suicide, Condition Aggravated, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Overdose

A female patient from UNITED KINGDOM was prescribed and started Lithium Carbonate on Jul 07, 2011. After Lithium was administered, patient encountered several Lithium side effects: agitation, confusional state, completed suicide, condition aggravated, histrionic personality disorder, anxiety, overdose Additional patient health information: Female , 66 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lithium Carbonate dosage: 600 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Mirtazapine (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Mirtazapine (15 Mg, Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt
  • Mirtazapine (45 Mg, Unk)
Condition Aggravated, Histrionic Personality Disorder, Confusional State, Agitation, Overdose, Completed Suicide, Anxiety

This report suggests a potential Lithium Carbonate Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 66-year-old female patient from UNITED KINGDOM (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lithium Carbonate (dosage: 600 Mg, Unk) starting NS. Soon after starting Lithium Carbonate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Confusional State
  • Agitation
  • Overdose
  • Completed Suicide
  • Anxiety
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Zispin (15 Mg, Unk)
  • Zispin (30 Mg, Unk)
  • Citalopram Hydrobromide (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid Srt
Although Lithium Carbonate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Brain Oedema, Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Feb 03, 2011 by a Female taking Lithium (dosage: NA) . Location: CHINA , 53 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: brain oedema, overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Alcohol
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose

This Overdose problem was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES. A 59-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lithium (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Lamictal (300mg Twice Per Day)
  • Neurontin
When commencing Lithium, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Overdose, Pneumonia, Therapeutic Agent Toxicity

This is a Lithium Carbonate Cap side effect report of a 47-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lithium Carbonate Cap (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Altered State Of Consciousness
  • Overdose
  • Pneumonia
  • Therapeutic Agent Toxicity
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lithium Carbonate Cap could cause Overdose and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Altered State Of Consciousness, Overdose, Pneumonia, Therapeutic Agent Toxicity, Unresponsive To Stimuli

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on Aug 21, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Lithium Carbonate Cap. Patient felt the following Lithium side effects: altered state of consciousness, overdose, pneumonia, therapeutic agent toxicity, unresponsive to stimuli. Lithium Carbonate Cap dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lithium Carbonate Cap.
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Lithium Overdose Causes and Reviews


What are opioids?

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.

A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.

Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.

What is an opioid Overdose?

Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.

What causes an opioid Overdose?

An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you

  • Take an opioid to get high
  • Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
  • Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
  • Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.

There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.

Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose?

Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you

  • Take illegal opioids
  • Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
  • Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
  • Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
  • Are over 65 years old
What are the signs of an opioid Overdose?

The signs of an opioid Overdose include

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
What should I do if I think that someone is having an opioid Overdose?

If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
How can I prevent an opioid Overdose?

There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:

  • Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
  • Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
  • Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
  • Dispose of unused medicine promptly

If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.


Lithium Overdose 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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