Lithium Carbonate ER Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

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If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • muscle tremors
  • excessive thirst
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • an increased need to urinate often
  • INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • diabetes insipidus
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • fainting
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • constipation
  • skin inflammation
  • acne
  • muscle weakness
  • taste impairment
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a goiter
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • increased activity of the parathyroid gland
  • high amount of magnesium in the blood
  • high amount of calcium in the blood
  • low amount of sodium in the blood
  • irregular involuntary spasms of limbs or facial muscles
  • serotonin syndrome, a type of disorder with high serotonin levels
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • a type of brain function problem called encephalopathy
  • abnormal heart electrical signals
  • ventricular premature beats
  • slow heartbeat
  • sinus bradycardia
  • abnormal functioning of the sinus node of the heart
  • low blood pressure
  • nephrotic syndrome, a type of kidney disorder
  • an abnormal increase in muscle tone
  • coma
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • high pressure within the skull
  • abnormal muscle movements
  • sinoatrial block, a disorder of the heart beat
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome
  • If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • dehydration
  • confusion
  • blind spot in the eye
  • blurred vision
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • Raynaud's phenomenon, a condition where blood vessels constrict too much with coldness or stress
  • dry mouth
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • the inability to have an erection
  • psoriasis
  • itching
  • inflammation of a hair follicle
  • joint pain
  • finger pain
  • drowsiness
  • stupor
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • muscle twitching
  • decreased appetite
  • weight loss
  • headache
  • slurred speech
  • gas
  • the inability to control a bowel movement
  • excess urination
  • decreased urine production
  • high blood sugar
  • elevation of proteins in the urine
  • a condition where there is excess sugar in the urine
  • exaggerated deep reflexes
  • nervousness
  • low energy and weakness
  • intense abdominal pain
  • a sensation of feeling cold
  • poisoning caused by anticholinergic medication
  • indifferent behavior
  • swelling of the ankles
  • swelling of the wrists
  • bulging of the eyes
  • dry hair
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