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

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May 9, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg All the time (24/7)

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 1, 2012 (Started May 15, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (memory loss, increased urination, hunger, thirst)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I wanted to stop taking this to see what would happen. I've been on it for 16 years and at that point I couldn't tell what may have been side effects of the drug or what were my bipolar or something else. Also I was worried about it's toxicity.

  • 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

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

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (painful urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

Jan 20, 2009 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

Dec 18, 2008 (Started Oct 08, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands, thirst

  • 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

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

May 13, 2010 (Started Oct 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Watch those lithium levels especially mixed with oral steroids for "solu-medral" treatments. Was in the hospital for 3/4 days and almost had to do dialysis.
Side effects: tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2010 (Started Nov 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (shakiness, diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Lithobid is much better on the stomach I was on Lithium but Lithium caused major stomach issues so the doctor put me on Lithobid because unlike the regular Lithium, Lithobid goes thru the digest track and causes less stomach issues.
Side effects: diarrhea, shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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