Licab XL 400mg Tablet

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Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Licab 400mg Tablet PR

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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₹3.7/Tablet PR
10 Tablet pr in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Licab Tablet PR

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Uses of Licab Tablet PR

Licab XL 400mg Tablet is used for mania and bipolar disoder.
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Side effects of Licab Tablet PR

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 Licab Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. It is better to take Licab XL 400mg Tablet with food.

How Licab Tablet PR works

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

In Depth Information on Licab Tablet PR

Expert advice for Licab Tablet PR

  • Your doctor may ask you to continue Licab 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 Licab blood levels, thyroid function, and kidney function need to be monitored as long as you take Licab.  
  • During treatment with Licab, 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 Licab levels.
  • Caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and can lower your Licab concentrations.  
  • If you engage in vigorous exercise or have an illness that causes sweating, vomiting, or diarrhoea, consult your doctor because these might affect Licab 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 Licab XL 400mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Licab XL 400mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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
Licab XL 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactati
on. 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.

Licab XL 400mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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
Licab XL 400mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Licab XL 400mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Licab XL 400mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver
Licab XL 400mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi
th liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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, Duron 100mg Tablet, Olsertain 40mg Tablet, Serenace 5mg Injection 1ml

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Licab 400mg Tablet PR

Frequently asked questions for Lithium

Licab can be taken to treat depression and anxiety. Do consult your doctor before use
Acetaminophen or aspirin can be taken with Licab 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
Licab can cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired. Licab does not make you high.
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