Licab 300 MG Tablet 10
Uses :Lithium is used for the treatment of manic-depressive disorder. It also relieves the symptoms such as rushed sleep, hyperactivity, and depression.
Mode of drug action
Lithium belongs to the class of drugs called mood stabilising agents. It acts by restoring the balance of chemical messengers and receptors in the brain. However, the exact mechanism of the drug is still unclear.
What are the common side effects?
The common side effects of lithium include diarrhoea, vomiting, increased urination, hypothyroidism, sleeplessness, increased thirst, weight gain, frequent urination, and irregular pulse.
Pregnancy: Unsafe Breast feeding: Safe under medical guidance Alcohol: Unsafe Kidney dysfunction: Caution required Liver dysfunction: Caution required
Special precautions for safe use
• Avoid using the medicine if the patient is allergic to lithium.
• Avoid driving and operating heavy machinery if lithium causes blurred vision.
• Avoid taking the dose more than what is prescribed.
• Do not consume alcohol as it may alter the absorption of lithium.
• Avoid using lithium in case of dehydration.
• Inform the doctor if the patient has any history of kidney diseases, thyroid disorders, heart diseases or urinary problems.
What else should I know?
1. What are the overdose symptoms of lithium? The overdose symptoms of lithium may include loss of consciousness, unusual drowsiness, trouble walking, seizures, blurred vision, shaking, and ringing in ears.
2. Is it safe to use lithium in case of Brugada syndrome? Consult your doctor before using lithium if you have a history of Brugada syndrome.
3. Can I stop taking lithium if I feel better? You must continue taking the medication as per the doctor’s prescription. You should not discontinue the medicine abruptly without consulting a doctor.
4. Can I refrigerate lithium medication?? No. You should not refrigerate lithium. Store the drug at room temperature, away from direct heat, light and moisture.
5. Is it safe to use lithium during pregnancy? Avoid using Lithium during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the foetus.