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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Carbolithium

Side effect Patients

Why patients stopped taking Carbolithium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped taking Carbolithium

Duration

Stopped taking Carbolithium

Duration Patients
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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2
33%
Usually
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2
33%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never taken as prescribed
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2
33%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
17%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
1
17%
A little hard to take
Patients
1
17%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
3
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0
0%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
4
67%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
33%
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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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

See senad's full Carbolithium history

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Don't know)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support weight gain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve communication)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2008 (Started Dec 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve communication)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slow my ALS progress
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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