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Composition for MOVALITH

Lithium(400 mg)

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It is better to take Movalith 400mg tablet with food.
Movalith 400mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Movalith 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.
Movalith 400mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Lithium(400 mg)


Movalith 400mg tablet is used to treat and prevent mania (exaggerated emotions and over-excitability), hypomania (milder form of mania), bipolar diseases (mood changes with alternating periods of elation and depression), and aggressive and self-harming behavior when other drugs are not effective. It is sometimes used for treatment of low white blood count due to cancer treatment and improving urine output in patients suffering from excess antidiuretic hormone (ADH) disease.

How it works

Movalith 400mg tablet is a mood stabilizing drug. It works by interfering with the production and uptake of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the nerves, thereby restoring its balance in 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


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Expert advice for MOVALITH

  • 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 MOVALITH


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)