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

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

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Dec 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 20, 2008 (Started Feb 25, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Apr 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Rage, Crying)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rage, Crying

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2008 (Started Jan 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Mar 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Rage, Tremor in hands, Crying)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Rage, Crying, Tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Dec 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2008 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: push fluids,know and pay attention to any side effects, call MD immediately
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks
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