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Lithium Coupon - Lithium 300mg capsule

Generic Lithotabs, Lithane, Eskalith, Lithonate

LITHIUM is used to prevent and treat the manic episodes caused by manic-depressive illness. Compare mood stabilizers.
Lithium Coupon - Lithium 300mg capsule
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Lithium Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It can take several weeks of treatment before you start to get better.

The amount of salt (sodium) in your body influences the effects of this medicine, and this medicine can increase salt loss from the body. Eat a normal diet that includes salt. Do not change to salt substitutes. Avoid changes involving diet, or medications that include large amounts of sodium like sodium bicarbonate. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice if you are not sure.

Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking this medicine. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea and colas. You will need extra fluids if you have diarrhea or sweat a lot. This will help prevent toxic effects from this medicine. Be careful not to get overheated during exercise, saunas, hot baths, and hot weather. Consult your doctor or health care professional if you have a high fever or persistent diarrhea.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

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Side Effects to watch for

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blurred vision
  • breathing problems
  • clumsiness or loss of balance
  • confusion
  • difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea, vomiting
  • pain, coldness, or blue coloration of fingers or toes
  • sensitivity to cold
  • seizures
  • slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • slurred speech
  • swelling in the neck
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

What may interact with this drug?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

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