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Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition

LITHIUM-400MG

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's

Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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.

Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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 Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's as prescribed. Your doctor will advise how often you take Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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 Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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 Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's. Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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 Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's.

Uses of Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's

Bipolar disorder, Mania

Medicinal Benefits

Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is a mood stabilizer that is used to prevent and treat mood disorders such as mania and bipolar disorder. Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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, Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's relaxes nerves and calms the mood, which helps in having a better social life and enables to do daily activities comfortably.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it with food for better absorption or as advised by the doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. Syrup: Shake the bottle well before use and take it with food. Take it in doses as prescribed by a doctor with the help of a measuring cup provided.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's

  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Taste change
  • Diarrhoea
  • Blurred vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Shaky movements
  • Increased thirst and urination

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's to check lithium levels in blood. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's. If you have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), please inform your doctor before taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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 Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's 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: Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may interact with caffeine. Therefore, reduce the intake of caffeine including coffee, tea or herbal medicines as it may decrease the effect of Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's. 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 Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • RAMIPRIL
  • LISINOPRIL
  • METHYLDOPA
  • AMLODIPINE
  • DILTIAZEM
  • IBUPROFEN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • CELECOXIB
  • INDOMETHACIN
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • OLANZAPINE
  • HALOPERIDOL
  • CLOZAPINE
  • SERTINDOLE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • QUINIDINE
  • AMIODARONE
  • PROPAFENONE
  • RANOLAZINE
  • PROCAINAMIDE
  • DISOPYRAMIDE
  • HYDROQUINIDINE
  • IBUTILIDE
  • SOTALOL
  • DOFETILIDE
  • PAROXETINE
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • SPECTINOMYCIN
  • METRONIDAZOLE
  • TETRACYCLINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      unsafe

      You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's as it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is a Category D pregnancy drug and is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      Avoid breastfeeding while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may cause dizziness, drowsiness or other severe adverse effects. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy or dizzy after taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is safe to use in patients with Liver diseases/conditions if prescribed by a doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for patients with severe kidney problems.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is generally not recommended for children below 12 years. However, Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may be used in children above 7 years for treating bipolar I disorder only if prescribed by a doctor.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Avoid low-sodium diet as it may increase lithium levels in blood and cause adverse effects.
    • Limit the intake of caffeine as it may reduce the effectiveness of Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's.
    • Do regular exercise and maintain a stable weight as Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may cause weight gain.
    • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and try to drink same amount of water everyday as any major changes in quantity may affect lithium levels.
    • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may increase drowsiness.

    Special Advise

    • Regular blood tests are advised every week while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's to monitor the levels of lithium in blood. When lithium levels are constant, blood tests may be done for every 3 months.
    • Drink constant amount of water daily and maintain a constant sodium intake as any major changes in these two may alter the levels of lithium in blood.

     

    Other Information (LIC0003)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    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.

    FAQs

    No, you are not recommended to take Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's with fluoxetine or other antidepressants such as paroxetine and sertraline as co-administration of these medicines may increase the risk of a rare and serious condition known as serotonin syndrome. If you experience blurred vision, increased heart rate, hallucination, fits, confusion, muscle stiffness or spasm, vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, excessive sweating, stomach cramps, fever, shaking or shivering, please consult a doctor immediately. However, before using Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's with any other medicines, you are advised to contact your doctor.

    Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is not recommended for hypothyroid (underactive thyroid gland) patients as it may increase the risk of low levels of thyroid hormone. Therefore, if you have hypothyroidism, please inform your doctor before taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's. Also, thyroid levels are checked generally before starting treatment with Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's so that if the levels are too low, Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's is not advised.

    Yes, Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may cause weight gain but it is not necessary for everyone taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's to experience this side effect. However, in order to avoid gaining weight while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's, you are advised to do regular exercise and avoid high-calorie drinks. Instead take non-alcoholic drinks, herbal tea and lemon water.

    It is advised to inform your doctor if you are planning or had weight loss surgery as the dose may be adjusted accordingly based on lithium levels in blood.

    Yes, Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's may cause dehydration especially if you have low sodium levels in the body or consume too much alcohol. However, if you notice dark, strong smelling urine or decrease in urination, it indicates that you are dehydrated and may affect lithium levels in blood. Therefore, you are recommended to drink plenty of fluids while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's to avoid dehydration.

    No, you are not recommended to stop taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's, please consult your doctor so that the dose may be gradually reduced.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Licab XL 400 mg Tablet 10's

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India

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