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Product Details
Generic Name: Lithium
Brand Name: Lithobid
Lithobid affects the flow of sodium through muscle cells and nerve in the body and affects mania or excitation. It is used for curing manic episodes of manic depression; symptoms include anger, hyperactivity, aggression, rushed speech, reduced need for sleep and poor judgement. It also helps to lessen or prevent intensity of manic episodes. Also known as Lithium, Lithobid is a chemical compound of carbon, oxygen and lithium with Li2CO3 formula. This colourless salt is broadly used in processing of metal oxides and has gained attention for its widespread use in 20th century as a treatment for bipolar and manic disorders; nevertheless statistically significant clinical data weren’t available to confirm its therapeutic benefit given its profound side effects.
Doses of Lithobid :
  • You can take Lithobid as recommended by your doctor; however don’t take it in larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Your doctor might occasionally change the dose to ensure you get best results.
  • Don’t crush, break or chew the extended release tablet; swallow it whole.
  • The liquid form of Lithium must be measured with a special dose measuring cup or spoon.
  • Using Lithobid or lithium can make it easier for you to become dehydrated, particularly if you have diarrhea or vomiting, if you sweat more or exercise vigorously more than usual or if you are outdoors in sun.
  • Drink good amount of liquids every day to keep you from getting dehydrated.
  • Missed dose can be taken as soon as it is possible; don’t take additional dose to make the missed one.
  • Get medical help in case of overdose; symptoms include nausea, ringing in years, vomiting, blurred vision, diarrhea, lack of coordination, drowsiness, tremor and muscle weakness.
  • Store this medicine at room temperature away from heat and moisture.