31 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate with a cost of Not specified

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Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 30, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: quick weight gain for me
Side effects: weight gain

  • 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: weight gain, joint stiffness, tremor in hands, joint pain, generalized weakness (asthenia)

Jul 23, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

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

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 23, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, frequent urination, excessive thirst (polydipsia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

Apr 13, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, frequent urination, excessive thirst (polydipsia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

Mar 21, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness, excessive thirst (polydipsia), frequent urination

  • 0 helpful marks

May 13, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (acne breakout, frequent urination, thirst, migraine headaches, chronic diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1350 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: A good medicine! But with side effects. Had constant diarrhea for all the 10 months I ate Lithium. The positive thing about that was that I lost 10 kilos i wight. My migraine got out of control also wich led to hospital visits (to exclude stroke and aneurysm) and mophine IV. It was a bit of an struggle to remember to take de pills at the same time in the morning and in the evning as well. And all the blood test to go too. But I did like Lithium, It was good for my mood.
Side effects: acne breakout, migraine headaches, frequent urination, chronic diarrhea, thirst

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

Oct 24, 2008 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Use diet to help manage and maintain lithium blood levels.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, tremor in hands, acne breakout, frequent urination, thirst, generalized weakness (asthenia))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: acne breakout, thirst, frequent urination, tremor in hands, generalized weakness (asthenia), nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 31, 2008 (Started Jan 14, 2008)

  • 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
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