3 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate ER

Aug 30, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithium has always worked well for me. The biggest problem I have with it is constant diarrhea. But it's worth it for the mood stabilization it gives me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: chronic diarrhea

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Jul 22, 2010 (Started Jul 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, headaches

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Mar 30, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: quick weight gain for me
Side effects: weight gain

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