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LICAB 400 MG TABLET XL

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MRP: Rs. 37 for 1 strip(s) (10 tablet xl each)
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Composition for LICAB

Lithium(400 mg)

food interaction for LICAB

alcohol interaction for LICAB

pregnancy interaction for LICAB

lactation interaction for LICAB

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Licab 400 mg tablet xl with food.
Licab 400 mg tablet xl may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Licab 400 mg tablet xl 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Licab 400 mg tablet xl is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for LICAB

Lithium(400 mg)

Uses

Licab 400 mg tablet xl is used in the treatment of mania (abnormally elevated mood).

How it works

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

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Excessive thirst, Frequent urge to urinate, Confusion, Decreased libido, Decreased memory, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Altered taste, Fine hand tremor, Headache, Impotence, Muscle weakness, Renal abnormalities, Tongue hyperpigmentation, Skin hyperpigmentation, Weight gain

Common Dosage for LICAB 400 MG TABLET XL

Patients taking LICAB 400 MG TABLET XL

  • 55%
    Once A Day
  • 34%
    Twice A Day
  • 7%
    Thrice A Day
  • 3%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for LICAB

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for LICAB

  • Do not start lithium and consult your doctor if you have kidney or heart problems,  have infection, feel sick, have been sick or have diarrhea.
  • Tell your doctor if you get the thoughts of killing yourself.
  • Lithium is not recommended in children below 12 years of age.
  • You should take effective contraceptive measures while on lithium treatment.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machineries while on lithium treatment, as it can cause drowsiness and can slow your reactions.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for LICAB

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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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)