8 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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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

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

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

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, frequent urination, diarrhea, tremor in hands, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: too much weight gain, made me feel all blahhhh. it just sucked overall.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, diarrhea, tremor in hands, frequent urination, nausea, nausea

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (thirst, frequent urination, diarrhea, tremor in hands, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Side effects: thirst, diarrhea, tremor in hands, frequent urination, nausea, nausea

  • 0 helpful marks

May 13, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic diarrhea, migraine headaches, thirst, frequent urination, acne breakout)
  • 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

May 5, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2009 (Started May 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Wonder sometimes if it works at all, but apparently my psychiatrist is comfortable with this and all the other medications I take.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 30, 2008 (Started Mar 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tremor in hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: push fluids,know and pay attention to any side effects, call MD immediately
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tremor in hands

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2005 (Started Jan 10, 2004)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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