Lithium Carbonate

Prescription Required



  • Manufactured by: Jan Aushadhi
  • Storage: Store at room temperature


Lithium Carbonate Information



Lithium Carbonate Benefits & Uses

Lithium Carbonate is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Lithium Carbonate 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: Bipolar Disorder
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for acute control of bipolar disorder
Geriatric
  • Disease: Bipolar Disorder
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 600 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: Dose for acute control of bipolar disorder

Lithium Carbonate Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Lithium Carbonate safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Lithium Carbonate. If you are pregnant, do not take Lithium Carbonate without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Lithium Carbonate safe during breastfeeding?


    Lithium Carbonate can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Lithium Carbonate on the Kidneys?


    Lithium Carbonate rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Lithium Carbonate on the Liver?


    Lithium Carbonate is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Lithium Carbonate on the Heart?


    Side effects of Lithium Carbonate rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Lithium Carbonate with Other Drugs

Lithium Carbonate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Lithium Carbonate Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Lithium Carbonate

  • Is this Lithium Carbonate habit forming or addictive?


    Lithium Carbonate is not addictive in nature.

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


    After taking Lithium Carbonate, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Lithium Carbonate can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Lithium Carbonate 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 Lithium Carbonate can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

Lithium Carbonate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Lithium Carbonate


    It is safe to take Lithium Carbonate with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Lithium Carbonate


    Taking Lithium Carbonate 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

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

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



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