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Lithium Information

Lithium Benefits & Uses

Lithium is used to treat the following -

Lithium 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.

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Ingredients of Lithium


Lithium Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lithium is used -

  1. Tremor
  2. Slurred speech
  3. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Acne
  6. Increased white blood cell count
  7. Memory problems
  8. Hair Loss दुर्लभ
  9. Enlarged thyroid gland
  10. Rash
  11. Increased thirst
  12. Weight gain
  13. Polyuria
  14. Diarrhoea
  15. Drowsiness
  16. Dry Skin

Lithium Related Warnings

Is the use of Lithium safe for pregnant women?

Those pregnant women want to take Lithium, before that take doctor advice regarding how to use. If you don't do same then it will cause harmful effects on your health.


Is the use of Lithium safe during breastfeeding?

Lithium should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Lithium on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Lithium on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Lithium on the Liver?

You can take Lithium without any fear of damage to liver.


What is the effect of Lithium on the Heart?

Side effects of Lithium rarely affect the heart.


Severe Interaction of Lithium with Other Drugs

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







        Lithium Contraindications

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

        1. Dehydration
        2. Diarrhea (Loose Motions)
        3. Heart Disease
        4. Kidney Disease
        5. Dementia
        6. Hyperthyroidism
        7. Suicidal Tendency
        8. Hypothyroidism

        Frequently asked Questions about Lithium

        Is this Lithium habit forming or addictive?

        No, there is no any evidence that Lithium is addictive.

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Lithium.


        Is it safe?

        Yes, but take Lithium only on doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        Yes, in many cases, taking Lithium can help with mental disorders.


        Lithium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Lithium

        It is safe to take Lithium with food.


        Interaction between Alcohol and Lithium

        Consumption of alcohol and Lithium together may have severe effects on your health.

        This medicine data has been created by -
        Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Lithium
        2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 447-450
        3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 783-784