3 patient evaluations for Lithobid XR

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May 5, 2010 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithobid is much better on the stomach I was on Lithium but Lithium caused major stomach issues so the doctor put me on Lithobid because unlike the regular Lithium, Lithobid goes thru the digest track and causes less stomach issues.
Side effects: diarrhea, shakiness

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Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Some side effects are only present at the beginning of treatment or when the dosage is changed. Its worked for me with my moods so I have over looked my side effects because they were mild, but its a great medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea

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Jul 10, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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