6 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a side effects rating of Mild

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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

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

Feb 25, 2009 (Started Feb 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Some side effects are only present at the beginning of treatment or when the dosage is changed. Its worked for me with my moods so I have over looked my side effects because they were mild, but its a great medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: thirst, acne breakout, diarrhea, nausea

  • 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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