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lithium carbonate

Side Effects

List lithium carbonate side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with lithium carbonate:

Common side effects of lithium carbonate:

  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Excessive ThirstLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Frequent UrinationLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
  • Problems with Bladder ControlLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of lithium carbonate:

  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Diabetes InsipidusSevere
  • Feeling FaintSevere
  • Increase of White Blood CellsSevere
  • Weight GainSevere
  • RashLess Severe

Rare side effects of lithium carbonate:

  • Abnormal Heart Electrical SignalsSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • ComaSevere
  • DepressionSevere
  • Disturbance of Any of the Senses Affecting the LimbsSevere
  • Dry SkinSevere
  • Enlarged Thyroid GlandSevere
  • Foot PainSevere
  • Hair LossSevere
  • Heart Throbbing or PoundingSevere
  • High Amount of Calcium in the BloodSevere
  • High Pressure Within the SkullSevere
  • Increased Activity of the Parathyroid GlandSevere
  • Muscle Problems that cause Abnormal MovementSevere
  • Pain in the FingerSevere
  • Pseudotumor CerebriSevere
  • Sinus BradycardiaSevere
  • Slow HeartbeatSevere
  • Underactive ThyroidSevere
  • Blind Spot in the EyeLess Severe
  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Dry MouthLess Severe
  • Elevation of Proteins in the UrineLess Severe
  • Exaggerated Deep ReflexesLess Severe
  • Excess UrinationLess Severe
  • Extreme Loss of Body WaterLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • High Blood SugarLess Severe
  • Inflammation of a Hair FollicleLess Severe
  • Involuntary Eye MovementLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe
  • Kidney Problems Causing a Decreased Amount of Urine to be PassedLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • NervousLess Severe
  • Sensation of Spinning or WhirlingLess Severe
  • SluggishnessLess Severe
  • Slurred SpeechLess Severe
  • StuporLess Severe
  • Swollen Ankles or FeetLess Severe
  • The Presence of Sugar in the UrineLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • TwitchingLess Severe
  • Unable to Control Bowel MovementLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe
  • Weight LossLess Severe

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