91 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate

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Apr 12, 2009 (Started Mar 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, shakiness, tremor in hands, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: An old-fashion but basic treatment. In the old days symptoms, including weight gain was aweful, now it's closer regulated and lower blood levels for sympton relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, tremor in hands, memory problems, memory problems, shakiness

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Apr 12, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (generalized weakness (asthenia), thirst, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was making me weaker;noticed additional cramping and weakness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), tremor in hands, thirst

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Apr 10, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, frequent urination, shakiness, tremor in hands, memory problems)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: thirst, tremor in hands, memory problems, frequent urination, shakiness

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Mar 25, 2009 (Started Oct 27, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: tHERE WASN'T ANY CHANGE IN MY BALANCE I STILL KEPT ON FALLING

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Mar 24, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 11, 2009 (Started May 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was really tired so doctor added 300 mg wellbutrin which restored my energy
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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Feb 10, 2009 (Started Mar 08, 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

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 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
Advice & Tips: Side effects may not be due to Lithium.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 11, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Caution must be used in attributing side-effects to the use of Lithium.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 6, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, ringing in ears (tinnitus)

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hair loss, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: hair loss, ringing in ears (tinnitus)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thyroid disorder, thirst, weight gain, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this medication for 25 years. I just went off when I had my children. This has been one of the drug of choices for me. I have never had Lithium poisoning and I get blood work done regularly. I did have a thyroid problem that they believe was stemmed from Lithium. They cut my Lithium back for a while and it went away. I went back to 900 mg later on and I have not had a thyroid problem since.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, weight gain, thirst, thyroid disorder

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Oct 11, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on this for over 20 years and could not function without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, weight gain, thirst, thyroid disorder

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Jan 6, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (generalized weakness (asthenia), tremor in hands, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: generalized weakness (asthenia), nausea, tremor in hands

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