26 patient evaluations for Lithium Carbonate with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Dec 30, 2016 (Started Oct 31, 2007)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 3, 2013 (Started Aug 20, 2007)

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

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

Mar 9, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, frequent urination, muscle aches, excessive thirst (polydipsia), swelling in hands, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I gained weight through water retention, had swollen ankles and hands. I was always thirsty and had high urinary frequency especially at night .
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, frequent urination, tiredness, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches

Aug 24, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness, frequent urination, muscle aches, excessive thirst (polydipsia), swelling in hands, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been on lithium for 1 year, I was originally given a prognosis of two years, now because of the slowing of my symptoms my doctor says, if there was such a thing as remission in this disease I would have it and can no longer give a prognosis.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, frequent urination, tiredness, swelling in hands, excessive thirst (polydipsia), muscle aches

  • 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

Aug 18, 2011 (Started Jul 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 8, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

Jan 12, 2011 (Started Jul 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 590 mg Daily
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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