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Lithosun SR Tablet 10's

Lithosun SR Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Composition

LITHIUM-400MG

Manufacturer/Marketer

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Lithosun SR Tablet

Lithosun SR Tablet is 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.

Lithosun SR 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 helping in stabilizing a person’s mood.

Take Lithosun SR Tablet as prescribed. Your doctor will advise how often you take Lithosun SR 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 Lithosun SR 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 Lithosun SR Tablet or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Lithosun SR Tablet . Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Lithosun SR 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 have had weight loss surgery, please inform your doctor before taking Lithosun SR Tablet .

Uses of Lithosun SR Tablet

Treatment of Bipolar disorder, Mania.

Medicinal Benefits

Lithosun SR Tablet is a mood stabilizer that is used to prevent and treat mood disorders such as mania and bipolar disorder. Lithosun SR 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 helping in stabilizing a person’s mood. Thus, Lithosun SR Tablet relaxes nerves and calms the mood, which helps in having a better social life and enables one to do daily activities comfortably.

Directions for Use

Take Lithosun SR Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Lithosun SR Tablet

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

Drug Warnings

Regular blood tests are recommended while taking Lithosun SR Tablet to check lithium levels in blood. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please inform your doctor before taking Lithosun SR Tablet . If you have hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), please inform your doctor before taking Lithosun SR 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 Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Lithosun SR 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: Lithosun SR Tablet may interact with caffeine. Therefore, reduce the intake of caffeine including coffee, tea or herbal medicines as it may decrease the effect of Lithosun SR 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 Lithosun SR Tablet .

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

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 Lithosun SR Tablet .
  • Do regular exercise and maintain a stable weight as Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet 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.

 

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 patterns, high levels of stress and alcohol intake. Seek medical help immediately if you have any self-harming or suicidal thoughts. Bipolar disorder, also called manic depression, is a mental condition associated with extreme mood swings ranging from manic 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.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

You are recommended to avoid consumption of alcohol with Lithosun SR Tablet as it may increase the risk of side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or difficulty in concentrating.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Lithosun SR Tablet is a Category D pregnancy drug and is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn baby.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Avoid breastfeeding while taking Lithosun SR Tablet as it may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby.

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Driving

Unsafe

Lithosun SR Tablet may cause dizziness, drowsiness or other severe adverse effects. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy or dizzy after taking Lithosun SR Tablet .

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Liver

Safe if prescribed

Lithosun SR Tablet is safe to use in patients with Liver diseases/conditions if prescribed by a doctor.

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Kidney

Caution

Take Lithosun SR Tablet with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required. Lithosun SR Tablet is not recommended for patients with severe kidney problems.

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Children

Caution

Lithosun SR Tablet is generally not recommended for children below 12 years. However, Lithosun SR Tablet may be used in children above 7 years for treating bipolar I disorder only if prescribed by a doctor.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063
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FAQs

Lithosun SR Tablet is used to prevent and treat mood disorders like mania and bipolar disorder. It works by increasing the activity of chemical messengers in the brain, thereby suppressing the excessive and abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain and helping to stabilize a person’s mood.
No, you are not recommended to take Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet with any other medicines, you are advised to contact your doctor.
Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet . Also, thyroid levels are checked generally before starting treatment with Lithosun SR Tablet so that if the levels are too low, Lithosun SR Tablet is not advised.
Yes, Lithosun SR Tablet may cause weight gain but it is not necessary for everyone taking Lithosun SR Tablet to experience this side effect. However, in order to avoid gaining weight while taking Lithosun SR Tablet , 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, Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet to avoid dehydration.
No, you are not recommended to stop taking Lithosun SR Tablet without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Lithosun SR Tablet for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking Lithosun SR Tablet , please consult your doctor so that the dose may be gradually reduced.

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