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I want know lithium (licab tablet 350 mg) is prescribed by one our psychiatrist to my friend wife. Could please pros and cons.

Dr.K V Anand 93% (34418ratings)
BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I want know lithium (licab tablet 350 mg) is prescribed by one our psychiatrist to my friend wife. Could please pros ...
Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for the question. Medicines are prescribed to you because you require them. Licab 350 MG Tablet is a mood stabilizing agent that is used in the treatment of mania and bipolar disorder. This medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, therefore, do not take more than prescribed amount. Monitoring of kidney, heart and thyroid function is necessary. You can talk to your psychiatrist for more information. Take care.
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What mental health condition is lithosun 300 given for? Is it given in depression?

Dr.Sushil Kumar Sompur 94% (2782ratings)
MB BS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA - Healthcare
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
What mental health condition is lithosun 300 given for? Is it given in depression?
The main indication for lithium is as a mood stabilizing medication in type I bipolar affective disorder especially as a maintenance medication. It is also given to augment treatment resistant depression or as adjuvant therapy in depressive disorder. If you have further questions you can contact us privately. Look forward to hearing from you. If you need help with booking an appointment online with me on this website either text, an appointment for a confidential and private consultation you may do so by contacting the help desk of Lybrate.
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I am suffering from diabetics as well as bipolar disorder. I take medicines for both. I have been taking lithosun since a very long time and due to that I found it had put a adverse effect on my kidney. My creatinine has increased to 2.0. So I want to know which of the two medicine i.e lithosun 600 or lithosun sr has more adverse effect on the kidney?

Dr.Prabhakar Laxman Jathar 95% (19644ratings)
MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology, Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, Cetificate Course In Thyroid Disorders Management (CCMTD)
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am suffering from diabetics as well as bipolar disorder. I take medicines for both. I have been taking lithosun sin...
Hello, Thanks for the query. Lithium in large doses can affect kidneys. Even uncontrolled diabetes also can affect kidneys. Whether one takes 600 mg or a SR (sustained release) tablet both can affect kidney when used for a long time. Similarly if blood glucose is uncontrolled that too damages the filtering unit of the kidney. Thanks.
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Doctor just prescribed medicine pramirol (pramipexole) 0.5 by seeing the symptoms no tests had been conducted. Have also taking lithosun sr (lithium carbonate 400), sertraline 150, fluvoxamine 50, alprazolam 0.5 mg per day. Please advice.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 97% (3272ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Doctor just prescribed medicine pramirol (pramipexole) 0.5 by seeing the symptoms no tests had been conducted. Have a...
Dear lybrate-user, for long term mood stability, sometimes you may need many different tablet combinations. Try and report to your doctor after few weeks. In psychiatry, there is no need of conducting 'tests' in your terms. The best test the psychiatrist conducts, is called as 'mental status examination' diagnosis in psychiatry is mostly the symptom clusters and mental status examination.
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I was diagnosed bipolar and taking medicines for the last 20 years. One of the medicine lithosun sr 400 mg x2 per day. I used to chk latest once in 6 months. In 2019 november my lithium serum was 1.0 and my egfr was 64. In july 2020 my egfr was 76 and my lithium is 0.69. I am 55 years old. Why there is drop off kidney functions?

Dr.Rashmi Navelkar 93% (176ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I was diagnosed bipolar and taking medicines for the last 20 years. One of the medicine lithosun sr 400 mg x2 per day...
There is no drop. Infact your kidney functions are better in july 2020 compared to last year. Some variation can occur due to the metabolism of the drug in the body. But as long as it is within normal range, you have nothing to worry. Just keep checking serum lithium levels every 6 months. You are doing good and maintaining well on lithium. Continue same.
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I am a bipolar patient and I was taking medicines for the last 20 years, lithosun sr400 mg 1-0-1, quetiapine 300 mg 0-0-1, sertift 300 mg 0-0-1, alprax 0.25 mg 0-0-1 since my age was 55, to take care of my kidney functions, doctor advised to taper off lithium and came out of lithium about a month back. Doctor advised me, if any mood changes after of lithium, he asked me to take paxidep cr 12. 5 mg at night only. I am taking paxidep cr 12. 5mgfor the last one week. I need your suggestions and advise for the above. Doctor.

Dr.Vikas Patel 94% (574ratings)
Diploma in Psychological Medicine-DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Ludhiana
I am a bipolar patient and I was taking medicines for the last 20 years, lithosun sr400 mg 1-0-1, quetiapine 300 mg 0...
If your diagnosis is correct (bipolar disorder) than you should review your treatment once again. You are taking too much antidepressant if serlift is at 300 mg dose. You should mention history of manic and depressive episode and inter episodic recovery. If you are taking sertraline then paxidep is not required. Kindly review your medicine.
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My daughter is suffering bipolar disorders she takes 1 -licab 2-flunil-20 mg 3-petril-0.5 mg she takes medicine from 10 january 2019 I want to know from you is this medicine is good or not.

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 97% (3272ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
My daughter is suffering bipolar disorders she takes 1 -licab
2-flunil-20 mg
3-petril-0.5 mg
she takes medicine from ...
Dear lybrate-user, all these are medicines given for bipolar depression. They are good keeping your daughter in good mood. But all drugs have side effects also. If you consult your psychiatrist periodically, she/he will be able to adjust the dose of licarb, depending on the serum lithium level. Flunil and petril may be stopped after improvement of depression.
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Question to psychiatrist? Doctor just prescribed medicine pramirol (pramipexole) 0.5 mg once a day by seeing the symptoms no tests had been conducted. I have already following lithosun sr (lithium carbonate 400), sertraline100, fluvoxamine 50, alprazolam 0.25 mg dosage per day. What are the alternatives to these psychiatric medicines? I have gone through major side effects and interactions of these medicines. What are the alternatives to these psychiatric medicines? A question to psychiatrist?

Dr.Saranya Devanathan 97% (3272ratings)
MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Question to psychiatrist? Doctor just prescribed medicine pramirol (pramipexole) 0.5 mg once a day by seeing the symp...
Dear lybrate-user, all tablets have side effects and interactions. Some side effects may be beneficial to you. You have to tolerate the side effects for the sake of the benefit they give. Major side effect on organs like thyroid, kidneys and parathyroid will be monitored by your psychiatrist periodically. There are plenty of alternatives - each of them side effects on its own. I have already informed you that psychiatrist's tests.
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My mother is 62 years old. She is a patient of depression since 25 yrs. Four years back she was prescribed licab until 6 months before she severely got ill and diagnosed with ITP. The doctors zeroed on licab and stopped it. We consulted a psychiatrist and prescribed her with mirtaz 30 mg and nexito 15 mg but to no use. There has been a relapse and she is not responding to medicines for last 6 months. Whats your advice sir. Licab needs to be started or there is some alternate medicines.

Dr.Srikant Sharma 87% (379ratings)
MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
My mother is 62 years old. She is a patient of depression since 25 yrs. Four years back she was prescribed licab unti...
Hello dear, see first of all since as you are mentioning lithium was the predominant Medicine prescribed earlier. It could be most likely the case of Bipolar disorder.in which yes Depression occurs. But the treatment differs. I mean requirement of mood stabilizer is there. Lithium is a mood stabilizer but there are many others since your mother had problems with lithium recently. So Consult your Psychiatrist for reviewing the diagnosis. As it will be the deciding factor in the future Management. Ok.
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