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Lithosun SR Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Lithosun Tablet PR

Lithosun SR Tablet 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.

Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun Tablet PR

Lithosun Tablet PR side effects

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 Lithosun Tablet PR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Lithosun SR Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Lithosun Tablet PR works

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

Lithosun Tablet PR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Lithosun SR Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lithosun SR Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithosun SR Tablet 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
Lithosun SR Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lithosun SR Tablet may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Lithosun SR Tablet may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
Kidney
CAUTION
Lithosun SR Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lithosun SR Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lithosun SR Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithosun SR Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lithosun SR Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet 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 Lithosun SR Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lithosun with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Migsun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX
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Brand(s): Topram
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Brand(s): Imirise
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Brand(s): Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cilniright
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imi-CI
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz, Antep
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lithosun

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Diagnosed with BPDS2, on Licab twice a day for 60 days please suggest alternative. Thanks
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Licab is Lithium Carbonate Alternative brands are Lithosun
I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression since eight years. I am taking Dveniz 100 lithosun 800 mg luracid 80 mg modalert 200mg mirtaz 15 mg . But I am still not happy
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Resistance to medicines can be because of following factors- 1. Diagnostic confusion 2. Irregular treatment or lack of proper follow up with treating doctor 3. Inadequate dose of medicines 4. Pharmacodynamics/ pharmacokinetics 5. Internal biological resistance For Treatment Resistant Conditions, adjunctive measures like changing treatment goals, psychotherapy and ECTs can be tried
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Lithosun for depression, anxiety?

Lithosun can be taken to treat depression and anxiety. Do consult your doctor before use

Q. What can I take with Lithosun for a headache or pain?

Acetaminophen or aspirin can be taken with Lithosun 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 Lithosun cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired or make you high?

Lithosun can cause weight gain, acne, constipation, make you tired. Lithosun does not make you high.

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