8 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate with a adherence rating of Never taken as prescribed

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Aug 23, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: If it works for you take it if not talk to your doctor hide nothing from your doctor's. There is hope
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 3, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, excessive sweating, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, excessive sweating

Mar 1, 2012 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, excessive sweating, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay active. It is easy to gain lots of weight on this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, excessive sweating

Jun 24, 2009 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, excessive sweating, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped me to be on lithium, but I don't want to stay on it. It is very bad for your kidneys for starters, and I constantly have diarrhea (I nice change from constant constipation with other meds). However, I missed it one time, and let's just say you don't want to miss this. I was very very unhappy and felt pretty much crazy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: diarrhea, excessive sweating

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 1, 2010 (Started Apr 03, 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: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
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
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