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(Lithium Carbonate)

Formulation : Capsule

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Lithium Carbonate
(Generic alternative to Lithane)

Formulation : Capsule

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What is Lithane /Lithium Carbonate used for?

Lithane is essentially Lithium carbonate, which is used in the treatment of manic-depressive illness, commonly known as bipolar disorder.

How should Lithane /Lithium Carbonate be stored?

Lithane capsules should be stored at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Lithane/Lithium Carbonate ?

Lithane should be taken exactly as prescribed for you by your doctor. When taking Lithane, follow the directions on your prescription label. If you are unsure about how or when to take Lithane, contact your healthcare provider for further instruction.

When should Lithane /Lithium Carbonate not be taken?

Do not take Lithane if you are allergic to any ingriedients in this medication. If you have kidney or heart disease, are severely debilitated, are severely dehydrated, have low blood levels of sodium or if you are taking diuretics, taking Lithane is not recommended. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, taking Lithane is not recommended

What precautions should I follow when taking Lithane /Lithium Carbonate ?

Before taking Lithane, tell your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or non prescription drugs, or if you are suffering from any other medical conditions.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Lithane /Lithium Carbonate ?

This medication should not be used by children under the age of twelve. Use caution when taking this medication in situations where you are required to be alert and awake. Speak with your doctor if you have any concerns while taking this medication.

When should Lithane /Lithium Carbonate not be taken?

Severe side effects include: confusion, poor memory, or lack of awareness; difficulty breathing (especially during hard work or exercise); fainting; fast or slow heartbeat; frequent urination; irregular pulse; increased thirst; stiffness of arms o

Common side effects include: increased frequency of urination or loss of bladder control (more common for women than for men, usually begins 2 to 7 years after start of treatment); increased thirst; nausea; and a slight trembling of hands.

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