LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET belongs to a psychological class of drugs called 'Anti-manic agents' or 'Mood stabilizers' primarily used to prevent and treat mood disorders like mania and bipolar disorder. Mania is a mental condition that causes intense excitement, high energy, and delusions (misbeliefs). Bipolar disorder is a mental condition associated with extreme mood swings ranging from the hyper stage of mania to low mood depression.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET contains Lithium that helps to treat mental disorders by increasing the activity of chemical messengers in the brain thereby, suppressing the excessive and abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain and helps in stabilizing a person’s mood.
Take LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET as prescribed. Your doctor will advise how often you take LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET based on your medical condition. Some people may experience loss of appetite, dizziness, dry mouth, taste change, diarrhoea, blurred vision, slurred speech, shaky movements, increased thirst, and urination. Most of these side effects of LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.
If you are known to be allergic to LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult a doctor before using LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET. Regular blood tests are recommended while taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET to monitor the levels of lithium in blood. If you have fits, kidney or heart problems, thyroid, persistent headache, vision problems, and if you are planning or had weight loss surgery, please inform your doctor before taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET.
Bipolar disorder, Mania
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET is a mood stabilizer that is used to prevent and treat mood disorders such as mania and bipolar disorder. LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET contains Lithium that helps to treat mental disorders by increasing the activity of chemical messengers in the brain thereby, suppressing the excessive and abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain and helps in stabilizing a person’s mood. Thus, LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET relaxes nerves and calms the mood, which helps in having a better social life and enables to do daily activities comfortably.
Regular blood tests are recommended while taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET to check lithium levels in blood. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET. If you have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), please inform your doctor before taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET as it may cause low thyroid levels. If you notice decreased amount of urine, dark, reddish urine, muscle pain or weakness, inform your doctor immediately as it may be due to a serious condition called rhabdomyolysis (muscle tissue breakdown) which may lead to kidney problems.
Drug-Drug Interaction: LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET may have interaction with high blood pressure-lowering medicines (ramipril, lisinopril, methyldopa, amlodipine, diltiazem), pain killers (ibuprofen, diclofenac, celecoxib, indomethacin), asthma drugs (theophylline), antipsychotics (olanzapine, haloperidol, clozapine, sertindole), fits related drugs (phenytoin, clonazepam, carbamazepine), heart-related medicines (quinidine, amiodarone, propafenone, ranolazine, procainamide, disopyramide, ajmaline, cibenzoline, hydroquinidine, azimilide, ibutilide, sotalol, dofetilide), antidepressants (paroxetine, amitriptyline, fluoxetine), antibiotics (trimethoprim, spectinomycin, co-trimoxazole, metronidazole, tetracyclines).
Drug-Food Interaction: LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET may interact with caffeine. Therefore, reduce the intake of caffeine including coffee, tea or herbal medicines as it may decrease the effect of LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET. Also, avoid alcohol intake as it may increase side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating. Intake of sodium may also alter lithium levels. Hence, maintain a constant dietary intake of salt.
Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have fits, kidney or heart problems, thyroid, persistent headache, vision problems, Brugada syndrome (a hereditary syndrome affecting the heart), hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels) and low sodium levels, inform your doctor before taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET.
You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET as it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET is a Category D pregnancy drug and is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby.
Avoid breastfeeding while taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET may cause dizziness, drowsiness or other severe adverse effects. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy or dizzy after taking LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with Liver diseases/conditions if prescribed by a doctor.
Take LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET is not recommended for patients with severe kidney problems.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET is generally not recommended for children below 12 years. However, LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET may be used in children above 7 years for treating bipolar I disorder only if prescribed by a doctor.
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Mania: It is a mental condition which causes intense excitement, high energy and delusions (misbeliefs). Mania may occur due to lack of sleep or changes in sleep pattern, high levels of stress and alcohol intake. Seek medical help immediately if you have any self-harming or suicidal thoughts. Bipolar disorder also called as maniac depression is a mental condition associated with extreme mood swings ranging from maniac highs to depressive lows. The symptoms of bipolar disorder include mania (high energy and excitability) and depression (loss of interest, hopelessness, low energy). Bipolar disorder involves lifelong treatment.
LALITHIUM 300MG TABLET
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