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Lithium 250 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Micro Labs Ltd
Medicine composition: Lithium
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Lithium 250 MG Tablet is an element that derives its name from the Greek word lithos meaning stone. It is used as a medicine most effectively in the treatment of bipolar disorder and other mental disorders such as poor cognitive skills, aggressive behavior, insomniac tendencies, hyperactivity. It can also be used to treat epilepsy, diabetes, liver and kidney disease, arthritis, asthma, frequent headaches, eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and for blood disorders such as anemia.

On using Lithium 250 MG Tablet you may experience certain side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, mild tremors, frequent urge to urinate and thirst. These effects will decrease over time, however, if they should continue and worsen, seek medical aid right away. Certain precautionary protocols that you are advised to follow before using Lithium 250 MG Tablet includes notifying your doctor if you:

  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. Lithium 250 MG Tablet can prove to be fatal for the fetus if used during pregnancy.
  • Are breastfeeding a baby. It can cause certain harmful side effects to the baby.
  • Have a history of heart disease, thyroid or kidney disease.
  • Are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • Have recently had a surgery or are scheduled for one soon. Lithium usage should be discontinued two weeks before your surgery.

The dosage for Lithium 250 MG Tablet will be determined by your doctor as per the seriousness of your condition, overall health, gender and age. Usually the prescribed dosage for adults diagnosed with manic or bipolar disorder is about 1800 mg per day. It should be taken in three sets of about 600 mg each in the morning, afternoon and night. The dose for children 12 years or older is also the same. Patients are advised to seek the help of your health care provider should you suspect drug overdose, or symptoms of Brugada, encephalopathy, diabetes or insipidus.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.

Lithium 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of mania which is mood disorder characterized by hyperactivity, elevation in mood and extreme enthusiasm.
Lithium 250 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder characterized by unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and tiredness are some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Lithium 250 MG Tablet.

Severe heart disease

Not recommended in patients with known heart diseases.
In addition to its intended effect, Lithium 250 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Confusion

Major Less Common

Increased thirst

Major Less Common

Weight gain

Major Less Common

Dizziness

Major Rare

Headache

Major Rare

Changes in vision

Major Rare

Skin rash

Minor Less Common

Excessive air or gas in stomach

Minor Less Common

Confusion

Major Less Common

Increased thirst

Major Less Common

Weight gain

Major Less Common

Dizziness

Major Rare

Headache

Major Rare

Changes in vision

Major Rare

Skin rash

Minor Less Common

Excessive air or gas in stomach

Minor Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.

What is the onset of action?

The effect of this medicine can be observed in 5 to 7 days.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendency has been reported

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Lithium 250 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd

Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Missed Dose instructions

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose instructions

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

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Lithium 250 MG Tablet is a mood-stabilising agent and although its exact way of working is unknown, it is believed to work by a number of ways including regulation of glutamate receptos, inhibition of the enzyme inositol monophosphatase or deactivation of the enzyme glycogen synthase kinase 3.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Dementia

Major
This medicine is not recommended in patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Heart Disease

Major
This medicine is not recommended in patients with heart disease. Inform the doctor if you have any heart disease before receiving this medicine. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Hypothyroidism

Major
This medicine may alter the thyroid levels, therefore, not recommended in patients with hypothyroidism. Check the thyroid levels before starting the treatment. The treatment should be discontinued if thyroid levels are low.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Interaction with Medicine

Metformin

Moderate
Lithium 250 MG Tablet may alter the effect of antidiabetic medications. Inform the doctor if you have diabetes mellitus. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Any symptoms of increased urination, thirst, hunger should be informed to the doctor.

Ondansetron

Major
These medications may increase the risk of the rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Any symptoms of increased heart rate, sweating, incoordination should be reported to the doctor. Close monitoring of blood pressure and any changes in behavior is necessary. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Furosemide

Major
Furosemide may increase the level of lithium, therefore not recommended together. Any symptoms of drowsiness, muscle weakness, blurred vision, and vomiting should be reported to the doctor. The dose of lithium should be reduced based on the patient's response. if necessary, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's)

Moderate
Antihypertensives like captopril, enalapril may increase the level of lithium, therefore not recommended together. Any symptoms of drowsiness, muscle weakness, blurred vision, and vomiting should be reported to the doctor. The dose of either of the medicines should be reduced based on the patient's response. if necessary, an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
What are you using Lithium 250 MG Tablet for?
Other
Bipolar Disorder
Mania
How much was the improvement?
Average
Excellent
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Weight gain
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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