Common Medications and their Horrific Side Effects
Lithium Side Effects
Take medication to reduce the side effects of the medication. Side Effects of Lithium.
It’s easy. Take a medication and have an easily diagnosed and easily treated hyperparathyroidism.
A small but measurable percentage of lithium-treated patients will show progressive renal impairment. Infrequently, lithium will need to be discontinued because of the progressive renal insufficiency. Lithium-induced hypothyroidism is relatively common but easily diagnosed and treated. Hyperparathyroidism from lithium is a relatively more recently recognized phenomenon.
It’s easy? Take a medication and have an easily diagnosed and easily treated hyperparathyroidism? That is a great way to look at it.
This part is great too – Thirst and excessive urination, nausea and diarrhea and tremor are rather common side effects that
are typically no more than annoying
even though they are rather prevalent.
No more than annoying??
Another Study showed that Approximately two-thirds of a group of bipolar patients attending the routine lithium clinic suffered side effects.
two-thirds had one or two complaints, and one fourth had three or more. About one-half of the patients complained of hand tremor, two-thirds of increase thirst, one-fifth of weight gain exceeding 10kg, one-fifth of diarrhea, and one-tenth of edema of legs or face.
There have been postmarketing reports of a possible association between treatment with lithium and the unmasking of Brugada Syndrome. Brugada Syndrome is a disorder characterized by abnormal electrocardiographic (ECG) findings and risk of sudden death.