LALITHIUM 400MG TABLET XR

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La Pharmaceuticals

Composition for LALITHIUM 400MG TABLET XR

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Alcohol
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Pregnancy
25.3
₹2.53/tablet xr
10 tablet xr in 1 strip
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Substitutes for LALITHIUM

No substitutes found for this medicine

Medicine Overview of LALITHIUM TABLET XR

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Uses of LALITHIUM TABLET XR

Lalithium 400mg tablet xr is used for mania and bipolar disoder.
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Side effects of LALITHIUM TABLET XR

Common

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 LALITHIUM TABLET XR

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 Lalithium 400mg tablet xr with food.

How LALITHIUM TABLET XR works

Lalithium 400mg tablet xr works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on LALITHIUM TABLET XR

Expert advice for LALITHIUM TABLET XR

  • Your doctor may ask you to continue Lithium 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 Lithium blood levels, thyroid function, and kidney function need to be monitored as long as you take Lithium.  
  • During treatment with Lithium, 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 Lithium levels.
  • Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and can lower your Lithium concentrations.  
  • If you engage in vigorous exercise or have an illness that causes sweating, vomiting, or diarrhoea, consult your doctor because these might affect Lithium 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.
Warnings
Special precautions for LALITHIUM 400MG TABLET XR
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Lalithium 400mg tablet xr may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lalithium 400mg tablet xr 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
CAUTION
Lalithium 400mg tablet xr is probably unsafe to use during b
reastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lithium is contraindicated in patients with severe renal insufficiency.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
CORDARONE 150MG INJECTION 3ML, DURON 100MG TABLET, OLSERTAIN 40MG TABLET, SERENACE 5MG INJECTION 1ML

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for LALITHIUM 400MG TABLET XR

Frequently asked questions for Lithium

Q. Can I take lithium for depression, anxiety?
Lithium can be taken to treat depression and anxiety. Do consult your doctor before use
Q. What can I take with lithium for a headache or pain?
Acetaminophen or aspirin can be taken with lithium 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
Q. Does lithium cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired or make you high?
Lithium can cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired. Lithium does not make you high.
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