Lithium carbonate worst side effects?

Thyroid and kidney. Lithium toxicity, thyroid effects, and kidney effects are probably the more severe side effects of lithium. It is best to work with your physician to monitor any side effects of lithium. Lithium is quite beneficial though for those with bipolar or if it is used as an adjunct to treat major depression.

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Lithobid (lithium carbonate) side effects?

Lithium. Lithobid (lithium carbonate) is a twice a day formulation of lithium. Side effects include dry mouth, feeling sleepy, hunger, a fine tremor, worsening psoriasis. Lithium can also affect your thyroid and your kidneys.
Lithobid (lithium carbonate) Drowsiness, dizziness, increased thirst, increased urination frequency, weight gain, fine tremors.

What are some lithium carbonate side effects?

Lithium carbonate. Adverse effects aren't frequent below a serum level of 1.5 meq/l. Your doctor will be monitoring your dose and blood levels. Fine hand tremor, increased urination, and mild thirst may persist throughout treatment. Diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscular weakness, and lack of coordination may be early signs of lithium intoxication. Long-term, thyroid and kidney function may be affected.

What are some common side effects from lithium carbonate?

Several. I will list some her, not in any order. Nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, tramor, sedation, feeling dulled, acne, psorasis, increased appetite, weight gain, dizzyness, if it effects the thyroid then there is dry skin, hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, constipation although these can happen with lithum without thyroid involvement.

What are the side effects of lithobid (lithium carbonate)?

See below. The most common are increased thirst. Increased frequency and urgency to pass urine, muscle twitches, skin rash, G.I. Discomfort, trembling of the hands, loss of appetite.
Lithobid (lithium carbonate) Drowsiness, dizziness, increased thirst, increased urination frequency, weight gain, fine tremors.

What are some of the usual side effects of lithium carbonate?

Multiple. It is a salt. Intention tremor, diarrhea, cognitive dullness, hypo thyroidim, ataxia, long term kidney problems.

I was just put on lithobid (lithium carbonate). What side effects should I expect?

Common but small. Common side effects include dry mouth, sleepiness, increased hunger, nausea, and diarrhea. Common side effects tend to lessen with continued use. Lithium can also worsen existing psoriasis, affect your thyroid and your kidneys, and cause a fine tremor.

Can you tell me some common side effects regular people experience from lithium carbonate?

See below. The side effects of lithium sometimes depend on the dose, with more side effects seen at higher doses. Common side effects are tremor, fatigue, increased thirst, increased urination. Many of my patients on lithium do very well, both from the point of symptom remission, as well as lack of side effects. Blood levels need to be checked from time to time. Please ask your doctor for more information.

Side effects of lithium carbonate for psychological issues?

Side effects. The most commonly experienced include fine hand tremor, metallic taste in mouth, headache-mild, nausea, dirrehea and dizziness. Although not exclusively, experiencing side effects is somewhat dependent on lithium blood levels and how well you stay hydrated. The higher the level, the more side effects in general. Important to drink plenty of water especially if active and perspire.