Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR

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Primarily used for

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₹1.64/Tablet CR
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Medicine Overview of Alkalith Tablet CR

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Uses of Alkalith Tablet CR

Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR is used for mania and bipolar disoder.
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Side effects of Alkalith Tablet CR

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Tremor, Slurred speech, Uncoordinated body movements, Nausea, Acne, Increased white blood cell count, Memory impairment, Hair loss, Enlarged thyroid gland, Skin rash, Increased thirst, Weight gain, Polyuria, Diarrhoea.

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How to use Alkalith Tablet CR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR with food.

How Alkalith Tablet CR works

Alkalith 450mg tablet cr works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Alkalith Tablet CR

Expert advice for Alkalith Tablet CR

  • Your doctor may ask you to continue Alkalith for a long time. You must not stop taking it or change the dose, without speaking to your doctor first.  
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. If it is within 4 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose (about 6 hours in the case of extended- or slow-release preparations). Never double up doses.  
  • Despite your inconvenience and discomfort, your Alkalith blood levels, thyroid function, and kidney function need to be monitored as long as you take Alkalith.  
  • During treatment with Alkalith, it is recommended that you drink about 2 to 3 liter of fluid daily and use normal amounts of salt. Inform your doctor if you start or stop a low-salt diet.    
  • Avoid sudden change in your diet or fluid intake. If you do go on a diet, your doctor may need to increase the frequency of blood tests.  
  • Do not start any medicine including herbal or ayurvedic without telling your doctor. As it may significantly change the Alkalith levels.
  • Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and can lower your Alkalith concentrations.  
  • If you engage in vigorous exercise or have an illness that causes sweating, vomiting, or diarrhoea, consult your doctor because these might affect Alkalith levels.  
  • Nausea, constipation, shakiness, increased thirst, frequent urination, weight gain, or swelling of the extremities should be reported to your doctor. Your doctor may adjust the dose.
  • Blurred vision, confusion, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, vomiting, muscle weakness, lethargy, shakiness, slurred speech, dizziness, loss of balance, inability to urinate, or seizure could indicate severe toxicity and should prompt immediate medical attention.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use during lact
ation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
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Kidney
CAUTION
Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR is probably safe to use in patients
with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Cordarone 150mg Injection 3ml, Eurythmic 150mg Injection, Tachyra 100mg Tablet, Paliris 6mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Alkalith 450mg Tablet CR

Frequently asked questions for Lithium

Alkalith can be taken to treat depression and anxiety. Do consult your doctor before use
Acetaminophen or aspirin can be taken with Alkalith for headache or pain. Do consult your doctor before use
Q. Can I take lithium with ibuprofen, Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Benadryl?
Lithium when taken with ibuprofen, fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) or Benadryl can lead to increased side effects. Do consult your doctor before use
Alkalith can cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired. Alkalith does not make you high.
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