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lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate
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Lithium Carbonate is used to treat manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduces extremes in behavior.

 
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lithium Carbonate

Uses
Lithium Carbonate is used to treat manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduces extremes in behavior.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Do not freeze liquid forms.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include diarrhea, vomiting, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, lack of coordination, unusual drowsiness, seizures, tremor, and loss of consciousness.

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How To Use
  • Take with food or milk or immediately after meals to prevent stomach upset.
  • Lithium Carbonate works best if the amount of Lithium Carbonate in your body is kept at a constant level.
  • Do this by taking the medication at evenly spaced intervals throughout the day and night.
  • Drink 8-12 glasses of water or other fluid each day and maintain a regular diet while taking Lithium Carbonate.
  • Do not change the amount of salt in your diet unless your doctor tells you to do so.
  • Lithium Carbonate must be taken as prescribed.
  • Do not stop taking Lithium Carbonate suddenly without consulting your doctor.
  • Some conditions may worsen if the medication is suddenly stopped.

Side Effects
  • May cause drowsiness, tiredness, increased thirst, increased frequency of urination, weight gain, and trembling of the hands.
  • These should subside as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: diarrhea, vomiting, fever, unsteady walking, fainting, confusion, slurred speech, rapid heart rate, severe trembling of the hands.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your entire medical history especially if you have: leukemia, heart disease, kidney disease or other urinary problems, epilepsy, parkinsonism, severe dehydration (symptoms include strong and persistent thirst), infections accompanied with high fever, any allergies.
  • Lithium Carbonate may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Lithium Carbonate is not recommended for use during pregnancy especially during the first three months.
  • Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor.
  • Lithium is excreted into breast milk.
  • In most cases, breast-feeding is not recommended while using Lithium Carbonate.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered unless the next scheduled dose is within 2 hours (or 6 hours for slow-release forms).
  • If so, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you are taking including: anti- inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine), other drugs for mental/mood conditions (e.g., phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine, thiothixene, or butyrophenones such as haloperidol), water pills.
  • Maintain a normal diet with an average consumption of sodium.
  • Avoid products that contain sodium (like sodium bicarbonate, an ingredient in certain antacids).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for lithium Carbonate
Latest opinions Results: 1-5 of 8
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Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 47
Location: Puerto Rico
Time Taken: years

Reason: Bi polar Date: 2 November 2010
Side Effects
gained just s a couple of pounds

Additional Thoughts


Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 57
Location: las vegas nv
Time Taken: 12 years days

Reason: husband lost leg and i didn't take time to cry he said marine wife's don,t cry and i got depleted Date: 18 December 2009
Side Effects
none

Additional Thoughts
it helps been on it 12 years

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 58
Location: Maryland
Time Taken: 8 months

Reason: BiPolar Date: 1 September 2009
Side Effects
Gained 30 lbs. Mentally felt bad but it added nasty side effects

Additional Thoughts
I stopped 3 weeks ago and I feel very different. I've never felt this way before. Mentally, I'm not back. It's not good. I don't care about anything and don't want to do anything. I don't know who I am. I've never had a med that I feel has helped. Always worse. Tried 12 different meds in 3 yrs.

Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 53
Location: polokwane south africa
Time Taken: 3 months months

Reason: bipolar -dementia Date: 20 July 2009
Side Effects
short breath and feel like vomiting

Additional Thoughts


Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 34
Location: Quebec
Time Taken: 1 years

Reason: Bipolar 1 Date: 22 June 2009
Side Effects
At first, diarrhea, dizziness and trembling. For the past 6 months none.

Additional Thoughts
I take 1500mg/day and get monthly labwork. Plus I make sure to have a proper diet and workout to avoid weight gain.

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