Alkalith 450 Tablet

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Alkalith 450 Tablet Information

Alkalith 450 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Mania. Alkalith 450 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Alkalith 450 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Alkalith 450 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Alkalith 450 Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

In addition, Alkalith 450 Tablet's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Alkalith 450 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Alkalith 450 Tablet related warnings section.

Alkalith 450 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Dehydration, Diarrhea (Loose Motions), Heart Disease as it can result in adverse effects.

Additionally, Alkalith 450 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Alkalith 450 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Alkalith 450 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Alkalith 450 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Alkalith 450 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Mania
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Mania
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Mania
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Alkalith 450 Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Alkalith 450 Tablet is used -

Severe

  • Slurred speech

Moderate

  • Memory problems
  • Enlarged thyroid gland

Mild

  • Tremor
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Polyuria
  • Diarrhoea
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry Skin

Alkalith 450 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alkalith 450 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Alkalith should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Alkalith 450 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Alkalith may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Alkalith 450 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Alkalith may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alkalith 450 Tablet on the Liver?


    Using Alkalith does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Alkalith 450 Tablet on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Alkalith on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Alkalith 450 Tablet with Other Drugs

Alkalith 450 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan


    Alkalith 450 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alkalith 450 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Alkalith 450 Tablet

    • Is this Alkalith 450 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Alkalith 450 Tablet is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Alkalith 450 Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Alkalith 450 Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, in many cases, taking Alkalith 450 Tablet can help with mental disorders.

      Yes

    Alkalith 450 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Alkalith 450 Tablet


      It is safe to take Alkalith 450 Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Alkalith 450 Tablet


      Taking Alkalith 450 Tablet with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lithium

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 447-450

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 783-784



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