What is Carbolithium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic Name: Lithium Carbonate

A generic brand of lithium carbonate dosed once a day. Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania in people with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents, which work by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Carbolithium

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None
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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Carbolithium)
Dosage
900 mg daily
Patients
4
Dosage
600 mg daily
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3
Dosage
300 mg daily
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2
Dosage
152 mg daily
Patients
1
Dosage
450 mg daily
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1
Dosage
750 mg daily
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1
Why Patients Stopped Taking Carbolithium (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
5
Reason
Doctor's advice
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1
Reason
Side effects too severe
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1
Reason
Other
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1
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
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Duration

Stopped Taking Carbolithium
Duration
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0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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1
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
1

Adherence


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2
40%
Usually
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1
20%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never
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2
40%

Burden


Very
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0%
Somewhat
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1
20%
A little
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1
20%
Not at all
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3
60%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
2
67%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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3
100%
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3 patient evaluations for Carbolithium

nanniFlorence
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nanniFlorence
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See nanniFlorence's full Carbolithium history

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 750 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
senad
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senad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nobregapaulo7
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nobregapaulo7
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

See nobregapaulo7's full Carbolithium history

Oct 30, 2008 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Don't know: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Support weight gain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: Not specified monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slow my ALS progress
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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