What is Carbolithium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic Name: Lithium Carbonate

A generic brand of lithium carbonate dosed once a day. Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania in people with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents, which work by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Carbolithium"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
5

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Carbolithium)
Dosage Patients
900 mg daily 4
600 mg daily 3
300 mg daily 2
152 mg daily 1
750 mg daily 1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Carbolithium (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
Other 1
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped taking Carbolithium

Duration

Currently Taking Carbolithium
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 1
Stopped Taking Carbolithium
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1
Adherence
Always
2 40%
Usually
1 20%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
2 40%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 20%
A little
1 20%
Not at all
3 60%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
3 100%
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3 patient evaluations for Carbolithium

nanniFlorence
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nanniFlorence
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nanniFlorence's full Carbolithium history

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
senad
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senad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See senad's full Carbolithium history

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nobregapaulo7
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nobregapaulo7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See nobregapaulo7's full Carbolithium history

Oct 30, 2008 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Don't know: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support weight gain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slow my ALS progress
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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