Lithium Carbonate Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

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COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • An Increased Need To Urinate Often
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Thirst
  • Involuntary Leakage Of Urine
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Fainting
  • High Levels Of White Blood Cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash
  • Abnormal Manner Of Walking
  • Acne
  • Constipation
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Skin Inflammation
  • Taste Impairment
  • Visible Water Retention
  • Weight Gain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Condition With Low Thyroid Hormone Levels
  • A Goiter
  • A Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Angioedema
  • A Type Of Brain Function Problem Called Encephalopathy
  • Abnormal Functioning Of The Sinus Node Of The Heart
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Muscle Movements
  • An Abnormal Increase In Muscle Tone
  • Coma
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart Throbbing Or Pounding
  • High Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • High Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • High Pressure Within The Skull
  • Increased Activity Of The Parathyroid Gland
  • Irregular Involuntary Spasms Of Limbs Or Facial Muscles
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Nephrotic Syndrome, A Type Of Kidney Disorder
  • Overactive Thyroid Gland
  • Prolonged P-R Interval Observed On EKG
  • Prolonged QT Interval On EKG
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri, A Condition With High Fluid Pressure In The Brain
  • Rapid Ventricular Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Serotonin Syndrome, A Type Of Disorder With High Serotonin Levels
  • Sinoatrial Block, A Disorder Of The Heart Beat
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Ventricular Fibrillation, A Heart Rhythm Disorder

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Condition Where There Is Excess Sugar In The Urine
  • A Sensation Of Feeling Cold
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Blind Spot In The Eye
  • Blurred Vision
  • Bulging Of The Eyes
  • Confusion
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Decreased Urine Production
  • Dehydration
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dry Skin
  • Elevation Of Proteins In The Urine
  • Exaggerated Deep Reflexes
  • Excess Urination
  • Finger Pain
  • Gas
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Pain
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Indifferent Behavior
  • Inflammation Of A Hair Follicle
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Nervousness
  • Nystagmus, A Condition With Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon, A Condition Where Blood Vessels Constrict Too Much With Coldness Or Stress
  • Sensation Of Spinning Or Whirling
  • Slurred Speech
  • Stupor
  • Swelling Of The Ankles
  • Swelling Of The Wrists
  • The Inability To Control A Bowel Movement
  • The Inability To Have An Erection
  • Twitching
  • Weight Loss

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