91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

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Mar 22, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Thirst, Weight gain, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects were gone after a month of treatment, only when raising dosage would side effects temporarily reappear then go away within approx. a weeks time. Blood work must always be maintained while on lithium which can sometimes be a nuisance. Treatment was very effective for quite a few years until other medical conditions required me to start a different medication that could not be used with lithium. The lithium also seemed to fail after about four years but was probably due to my newly discovered health condition.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Thirst

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Thirst, Weight gain, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Just like every medication there are side effects. I have noticed with any medication I have been on for an extended period 99% of those side effects disappear after so many weeks. The side effects that don't you just decide whether or not you can live with as long as they are not dangerous. Remember while on lithium to have your levels checked when your doctor requests.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Weight gain, Thirst

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 17, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Mental confusion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication put me into somewhat of a stupor. I could not do simple things at work. It also made me very restless and irritable and depressed. Horrible side effects for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mental confusion

Feb 10, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Mental confusion

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Thirst, Frequent urination, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too much weight gain, made me feel all blahhhh. it just sucked overall.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Frequent urination, Nausea, Nausea

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Thirst, Frequent urination, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: Thirst, Diarrhea, Tremor in hands, Frequent urination, Nausea, Nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 27, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Mar 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get regular blood level checks during the initial dosing phase.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2009 (Started Jan 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Symtons progressed very slowly while taking lithium but they were always slow to progress to begin with.
Side effects: Generalized weakness (asthenia), Weight gain, Joint stiffness, Tremor in hands, Joint pain

Jul 23, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Generalized weakness (asthenia), Joint stiffness, Joint pain, Weight gain, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not sure
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Generalized weakness (asthenia), Weight gain, Joint stiffness, Tremor in hands, Joint pain

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Generalized weakness (asthenia), Joint stiffness, Joint pain, Weight gain, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Side effects: Generalized weakness (asthenia), Weight gain, Joint stiffness, Tremor in hands, Joint pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 13, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

May 23, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 20, 2008 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although I don't really know if it is helping or not, I do know that my progression is very , very slow.

Oct 24, 2008 (Started Sep 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2009 (Started Jun 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Oct 05, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Thirst, Frequent urination, Weight gain, Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands, Thirst, Frequent urination, Weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks
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