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UNICARB 450MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR UNICARB

Lithium(450 mg)

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It is better to take Unicarb 450mg injection with food.
Unicarb 450mg injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Unicarb 450mg injection 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unicarb 450mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR UNICARB

    Lithium(450 mg)

    Uses

    Unicarb 450mg injection is used for mania (abnormally elevated mood) and bipolar disoder

    How it works

    Unicarb 450mg injection works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects

    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, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice FOR UNICARB

    • 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 UNICARB

    Lithium

    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

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    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.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)