3 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Jul 3, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diarrhea, excessive sweating, weight gain)
  • 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 (diarrhea, excessive sweating, weight gain)
  • 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 (diarrhea, excessive sweating, weight gain)
  • 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

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

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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