Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR

Manufactured byIcon Life Sciences
ContainsLithium
Description

Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR is a mood stabilizing agent that is used in the treatment of mania and bipolar disorder. This medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, therefore, do not take more than prescribed amount. Monitoring of kidney, heart and thyroid function is necessary.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR

  • Confusion
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Changes in vision
  • Skin rash
  • Excessive air or gas in stomach

Uses of Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR

What is it prescribed for?

  • Mania
  • Bipolar disorder
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed in 5 to 7 days.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR.

Severe heart disease

Not recommended in patients with known heart diseases.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Impaired kidney function

This medicine may get accumulated in patients with kidney failure. Close monitoring of Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR concentration is necessary. The treatment should be discontinued if the Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR levels are high.

Fluid and electrolyte balance

The concentration of this medicine may increase if nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive sweating occurs. Reduce the dose in these conditions and close monitoring is necessary. Correct all the electrolytes level before starting the treatment.

Brugada syndrome

This medicine is not recommended in patients with Brugada syndrome which is characterized by abnormal ECG changes and increases the risk of death. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases. Necessary precautions should be taken accordingly.

Pediatric use

This medicine is not recommended in children less than 12 years.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Use of this medicine with alcohol will cause depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system.

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine

Metformin

Ondansetron

Furosemide

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's)

Disease interactions

Dementia

This medicine is not recommended in patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

This medicine is not recommended in patients with heart disease. Inform the doctor if you have any heart disease before receiving this medicine. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Hypothyroidism

This medicine may alter the thyroid levels, therefore, not recommended in patients with hypothyroidism. Check the thyroid levels before starting the treatment. The treatment should be discontinued if thyroid levels are low.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Lithic 400 MG Tablet SR at the same time everyday. Do not take in larger amounts than advised due to the risk of toxicity. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not take this medicine if you have any kidney disease and heart disease.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by binding to the receptors and inhibits release of the chemical substances and helps in maintaining the brain function.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous antipsychotic agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB01356
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