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    3,203 Possible Causes for Lithium in USA

    • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

      This syndrome can also occur in patients with Parkinson's disease following withdrawal of levodopa or dopamine antagonists or by the addition of lithium (2).[] […] occur with newer "atypical" antipsychotics such as clozapine (Clozaril) and risperidone (Risperdal), the syndrome has been associated with both those agents as well as with lithium[] […] medications that form a deposit and are released over time (called a depot injection), use of high-potency neuroleptics like haloperidol and fluphenazine hydrochloride (Prolixin), lithium[]

    • Weight Gain

      Lithium, another mood stabilizer for treating bipolar disorder, is also associated with weight gain, albeit less than Depakote.[] Lithium (Lithobid) is also commonly used for mood disorders and is associated with weight gain.[]

    • Electrolytes Abnormal

      Other causes of hypercalcemia include: Certain medications, such as lithium or thiazide diuretics Certain cancers, including breast, lung and certain blood cancers Sarcoidosis[] Less common causes are immobilization, sarcoidosis, thyrotoxicosis, familial hypocalciuric hypercalcaemia, Addison’s disease, renal failure, tamoxifen, lithium, thiazide diuretics[] This is usually caused by the excessive administration of magnesium and lithium therapy, often in the presence of renal failure.[]

    • Kidney Failure

      Lithium Therapy May Not Increase ESRD Risk By Cassandra Pardini, PharmD November 21, 2017 In the subcohorts of patients with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, continuing lithium[] […] develop in the kidneys blockages in the flow of urine – for example, from recurrent kidney stones or an enlarged prostate long-term, regular use of certain medicines – such as lithium[] […] water consumption, caffeinated or alcoholic beverages Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Microzide); contrast agents for imaging tests Lithium[]

    • Fatigue
      Lithium Lithium Toxicity

      ., lithium salts , ciprofloxacin ); beta blockers , which can induce exercise intolerance ; and many cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy and radiotherapy .[]

    • Long QT Syndrome

      You have already helped us learn: Lithium carbonate wasn't helping ALS patients, and we learned it faster than the clinical trials did.[] Ketoconazole Antibiotic – Antifungal Levalbuterol Stimulant Levofloxacin Antibiotic – Quinolone Levomethadyl* Psychiatric drug – Other Lidoflazine* Anti-anginal / vasodilator Lithium[] […] chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine*, trifluoperazine Others: atomoxetine, citalopram, clozapine, droperidol*, fluoxetine, haloperidol, levomethadyl*, lithium[]

    • Lithium
      Lithium Toxicity

      ESKALITH (lithium carbonate) Capsules, 300 mg ESKALITH CR (lithium carbonate) Controlled-Release Tablets, 450 mg WARNING Lithium toxicity is closely related to serum lithium[] […] increase serum lithium levels with risk of lithium toxicity.[] lithium carbonate, 450 mg.[]

    • Patulous Eustachian Tube

      You have already helped us learn: Lithium carbonate wasn't helping ALS patients, and we learned it faster than the clinical trials did.[]

    • Drug-induced Fever

      These include the androgenic steroids, azathioprine, corticosteroids, danazol, granulocyte-stimulating factors, infliximab, iodides, lamotrigine, lithium, and tacrolimus.[] Lithium causes mild neutrophilia and was used as treatment for neutropenia prior to the availability of CSFs [ 80 ].[] Psychedelics (5-methoxy-diisopropyltryptamine, lysergide) Herbs (St John’s Wort, Syrian rue, Panax ginseng, nutmeg, yohimbine) Others (tryptophan, l -dopa, valproate, buspirone, lithium[]

    • Diclofenac
      Lithium Toxicity

      Lithium: Diclofenac decreases lithium renal clearance and increases lithium plasma levels.[] In patients taking diclofenac and lithium concomitantly, lithium toxicity may develop.[] Lithium Clinical Impact: NSAIDs have produced elevations in plasma lithium levels and reductions in renal lithium clearance.[]

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