91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

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Feb 10, 2012 (Started Aug 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: easy to take when I thought there was a benefit but when the trial results emerged it was a huge dissapointment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 19, 2011 (Started Aug 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for open label trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: Too early to say. Having been on the clinical trial for 18 months it's good to know that I now am on the medicine. I think that the trough I am currently in could be due to the withdrawal of the drug but there are many other reasons why I could be down at the moment (pending retirement, decreasing physical ability, end of holidaze).

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, headaches, constipation, blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 8, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jul 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 8, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 590 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (painful urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sore throat in the evening)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sore Throat... Benedryl will fix this side effect...
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sore throat in the evening

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

Jan 20, 2009 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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