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Manilith 300mg Tablet

Prescription Required
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Manilith 300mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and mania in adults. It is sometimes used to treat other behavioral disorders as well. It reduces the frequency of manic episodes and decreases the intensity of those episodes that might occur.

Manilith 300mg Tablet should be taken with food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not 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.

Side effects associated with the use of this medicine include tremor, slurred speech, uncoordinated body movements, nausea, acne, increased white blood cell count and memory impairment. It may also cause hair loss, enlarged thyroid gland, skin rash, and increased thirst. This medicine may also cause weight gain and to control it, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of thyroid and kidney function may be required.

Uses of Manilith Tablet

Benefits of Manilith Tablet

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Manilith 300mg Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Manilith 300mg Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

In Bipolar disoder

Manilith 300mg Tablet works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Side effects of Manilith Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Manilith

  • Tremor
  • Slurred speech
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Increased white blood cell count
  • Memory impairment
  • Hair loss
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Skin rash
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Polyuria
  • Diarrhea

How to use Manilith Tablet

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. Manilith 300mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Manilith Tablet works

Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Manilith 300mg 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Manilith 300mg 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
Manilith 300mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Manilith 300mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Manilith 300mg Tablet may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
Kidney
CAUTION
Manilith 300mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Manilith 300mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Manilith 300mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Manilith 300mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Manilith 300mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Manilith 300mg 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 Manilith 300mg 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Organic Carbonic Acids
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Manilith 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
Psychiatry
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
Psychiatry
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 Manilith 300mg Tablet work?

It takes some time before you see improvement in your symptoms after taking Manilith 300mg Tablet. Though it varies from person to person, it may take 1-3 weeks or longer for you to see the full benefits of Manilith 300mg Tablet. Do not stop taking Manilith 300mg Tablet if you feel you are not improving. Instead, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. Does Manilith 300mg Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet bad for kidneys?

Yes, Manilith 300mg Tablet may cause kidney problems. Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet, your doctor will get blood tests done to see if your kidney function is normal. During Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet cause gain in weight?

Manilith 300mg Tablet can cause both weight gain or weight loss. You should keep a check on your weight during Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet or some other reason.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Manilith 300mg Tablet?

Manilith 300mg Tablet therapy should only be started if adequate facilities for assessing Manilith 300mg Tablet levels are available. This is because Manilith 300mg Tablet toxicity is related to increased levels of Manilith 300mg Tablet in blood. Manilith 300mg Tablet toxicity can even occur at dose which is effective for treatment. Therefore, your doctor may closely monitor your Manilith 300mg Tablet levels weekly until stabilization is achieved, then weekly for one month and then at monthly intervals thereafter.

Q. How should Manilith 300mg Tablet be taken?

Take Manilith 300mg Tablet 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 Manilith 300mg Tablet levels.

Q. Which medicines decrease Manilith 300mg Tablet levels?

You should inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking before starting Manilith 300mg Tablet since many medicines interfere with the working of Manilith 300mg Tablet. Some medicines decrease the levels of Manilith 300mg Tablet 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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