Drug Safety Information for ESKALITH (Lithium carbonate)

Safety-related Labeling Changes for LITHIUM CARBONATE (LITHIUM CARBONATE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Safety-related Labeling Changes for LITHOBID (LITHIUM CARBONATE) Rx Drug: FDA Link

Adverse Drug Reactions for ESKALITH* (Lithium carbonate)

These charts and graphs are based on reports received through the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) program (see below).

Top 20 Adverse Effects Associated with ESKALITH
(reported in FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

  Side Effect # of FDA Reports
1Toxicity to various agents1632
3Drug interaction1089
5Drug ineffective886
7Weight increased*810
10Diabetes mellitus760
11Confusional state760
20Suicidal ideation572

* This side effect also appears in "Top 10 Side Effects of ESKALITH " in the drug's Review Summary based on AskaPatient reviews.

Top 10 Reasons for Taking ESKALITH
(associated with FDA Medwatch/FAERS Reports)

Reason # of FDA Reports
1Bipolar disorder*15157
2Product used for unknown indication7048
3Bipolar i disorder*3211
5Affective disorder*1569
6Schizoaffective disorder*1370
8Ill-defined disorder882
10Psychotic disorder431

*Also a top-10 reason in AskaPatient Review Summary.

Types of Adverse Events for ESKALITH

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 91906

Number of FDA Adverse Event Reports by Patient Age for ESKALITH

Total Reports Filed with FDA: 91906*

* Reports for drugs with the same active ingredients have been aggregated in this analysis: Lithium carbonate (Rheumatsm, Lithobid, Eskalith cr, Lithotabs, Priadel, Eskalith, Lithium carbonate, Lithonate, Lithane)

Charts are based on 91906 reports filed with the FDA between 2004 and June 2015.

Adverse Event Reports are submitted to the FDA by pharmaceutical companies (mandatory reporting is required by manufacturers, distributors, or importers), health care providers such as doctors (voluntary reporting), and by patients themselves (voluntary reporting). More Information on FDA MedWatch (FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program)Voluntary reporting takes place under the FDA's MedWatch program, where health care professionals and consumers submit reports to FDA when they find a problem with a drug, medical device, biologic, or other FDA-regulated product. An adverse event is any undesirable experience or extreme side effect associated with the use of a medical product. Adverse events include: death, life threatening event, hospitalization, disability or permanent damage, congenital anomaly or birth defect, medical product use requiring a surgical or other intervention, or other serious medical situation believed to be caused by the drug.

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Analytics of FDA Adverse Event Reports Provided by Druginformer.com. FDA Drug Safety Information, including safety-related labeling updates, required post-approval safety studies, risk evaluation management strategies (REMS), alerts, and recalls are compiled by AskaPatient.com from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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