16 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate with a adherence rating of Usually

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Dec 30, 2016 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug ineffective, shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, drug ineffective

Aug 16, 2012 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug ineffective, shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weight gain, thyroid problems, low energy, liver test, great for me when needed maybe not needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, drug ineffective

May 27, 2010 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug ineffective, shaky hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, drug ineffective

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 12, 2012 (Started May 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive confusion, fatigue, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 22, 2011 (Started Nov 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started May 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2009 (Started Aug 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, problems concentrating

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2009 (Started )

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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