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Olith 450 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Olith Tablet SR

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

How Olith Tablet SR works

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

Olith Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Olith 450 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olith 450 mg 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
Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
Kidney
CAUTION
Olith 450 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Olith 450 mg Tablet SR is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Olith 450 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Olith 450 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Expert Advice

  • Olith 450 mg 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 Olith 450 mg 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 Olith 450 mg Tablet SR if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Olith with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Carz, Antep
SERIOUS
Brand(s): DLX
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Olith

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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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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can I take Olith for depression, anxiety?

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

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

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

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

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