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Lithon 450mg Tablet SR

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Overview

Introduction

Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and mania. It helps to decrease the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells and calms the brain.

Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is taken by mouth with food. However, it is advisable to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain consistent level of medicine in the body. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly as it may result in harmful effects. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of thyroid and kidney function may be required.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine includes tremor, slurred speech, nausea, acne, hair loss, and skin rash. It may cause dizziness, so do not drive, operate machinery, until you know how this medicine affects you. It may cause diarrhea and dehydration, so it is better to drink plenty of water and and use normal amount of salt in your diet. This medicine may also cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

Uses of Lithon Tablet SR

Side effects of Lithon Tablet SR

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
  • Diarrhea

How to use Lithon Tablet SR

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. Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is to be taken with food.

How Lithon Tablet SR works

Lithon 450mg Tablet SR works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lithon 450mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Lithon 450mg Tablet SR may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
Kidney
CAUTION
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lithon 450mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lithon 450mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Lithon 450mg Tablet SR is one of the most effective long-term treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • It may also be used for the treatment of mania.
  • Your lithium blood levels, thyroid function, and kidney function may be monitored as long as you take this medicine.
  • It may cause diarrhea and dehydration. Drink plenty of water and and use normal amounts of salt. Inform your doctor if you start or stop a low-salt diet.
  • Monitor your weight during treatment as Lithon 450mg Tablet SR can cause weight gain.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have persistent stomach upset, problems with your speech, or extreme drowsiness. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not take Lithon 450mg Tablet SR if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lithon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Art-X, Cardasol, Amione
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): SIB Trim, Deobese, Sibunet
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Acetazide, Actazid, AZ Mide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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I an suffering from mania what should i do.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Mania is a component of Bipolar Affective Disorder. Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from Depression and Mania, what should be done
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Bipolar Affective Disorder is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by excessive mood swings leading to disruption in routine life. Treatment is with mood stabilizer medicines and antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
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FAQs

Q. How quickly does Lithon work?

It takes some time before you see improvement in your symptoms after taking Lithon. Though it varies from person to person, it may take 1-3 weeks or longer for you to see the full benefits of Lithon. Do not stop taking Lithon if you feel you are not improving. Instead, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. Does Lithon make you sleepy?

Yes, Lithon can cause nervous system disorders like sleepiness and dizziness and feeling confused. It can also cause rapid eye movements, blurred vision, or blind spots in your eyesight. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor. In addition, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery as it can be hazardous for you.

Q. Is Lithon bad for kidneys?

Yes, Lithon may cause kidney problems. Lithon is not prescribed in patients who already have severe kidney impairment. The kidney problems may not be reversible and the symptoms include swollen ankles, passing a lot of urine and feeling thirsty. Before starting treatment with Lithon, your doctor will get blood tests done to see if your kidney function is normal. During Lithon therapy, any gradual or sudden changes in renal function, even within the normal range, may indicate the need for re-evaluation of treatment.

Q. Can Lithon cause gain in weight?

Lithon can cause both weight gain or weight loss. You should keep a check on your weight during Lithon therapy. If you feel you are gaining or losing too much weight, consult your doctor who will assess whether the change in weight is due to Lithon or some other reason.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Lithon?

Lithon therapy should only be started if adequate facilities for assessing Lithon levels are available. This is because Lithon toxicity is related to increased levels of Lithon in blood. Lithon toxicity can even occur at dose which is effective for treatment. Therefore, your doctor may closely monitor your Lithon levels weekly until stabilization is achieved, then weekly for one month and then at monthly intervals thereafter.

Q. How should Lithon be taken?

Take Lithon exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. It is meant for oral administration and can be taken with or without food. However, if you start following a certain type of diet, talk to your doctor first. Any drastic changes in the amount of water you drink or amount of sodium (salt) in your diet may require more frequent monitoring of Lithon levels.

Q. Which medicines decrease Lithon levels?

You should inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking before starting Lithon since many medicines interfere with the working of Lithon. Some medicines decrease the levels of Lithon in blood which means that it will not work well. These include theophylline (for asthma), caffeine, anything containing sodium bicarbonate, or a special group of diuretics (water tablets) called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and urea used to treat skin conditions.

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