Lithex 400 Tablet SR

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Lithex 400 Tablet SR Information

Lithex 400 Tablet SR is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Mania are some of its major therapeutic uses. Secondary and off-label uses of Lithex 400 Tablet SR have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Lithex 400 Tablet SR is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Lithex 400 Tablet SR as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Lithex 400 Tablet SR go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Lithex 400 Tablet SR has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Lithex 400 Tablet SR's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Lithex 400 Tablet SR related warnings section.

Lithex 400 Tablet SR can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Lithex 400 Tablet SR in conditions like Dehydration, Diarrhea (Loose Motions), Heart Disease.

Drug reaction of Lithex 400 Tablet SR with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Lithex 400 Tablet SR is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Lithex 400 Tablet SR Benefits & Uses

Lithex 400 Tablet SR is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lithex 400 Tablet SR 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


Lithex 400 Tablet SR Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lithex 400 Tablet SR is used -

Severe

  • Slurred speech

Moderate

  • Memory problems
  • Enlarged thyroid gland

Mild

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

Lithex 400 Tablet SR Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lithex 400 Tablet SR safe for pregnant women?


    Lithex 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 Lithex 400 Tablet SR safe during breastfeeding?


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

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Lithex 400 Tablet SR on the Kidneys?


    Lithex rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lithex 400 Tablet SR on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Lithex on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lithex 400 Tablet SR on the Heart?


    Side effects of Lithex rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Lithex 400 Tablet SR Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lithex 400 Tablet SR unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Lithex 400 Tablet SR

  • Is this Lithex 400 Tablet SR habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Lithex 400 Tablet SR has not been reported.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Lithex 400 Tablet SR. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Lithex 400 Tablet SR only as per medical advice.

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


    Yes, taking Lithex 400 Tablet SR can treat mental disorders.

    Yes

Lithex 400 Tablet SR Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lithex 400 Tablet SR


    Taking Lithex 400 Tablet SR with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lithex 400 Tablet SR


    Consumption of alcohol and Lithex 400 Tablet SR together may have severe 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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