Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)
What is Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) is used to treat the manic episodes occurring in patients who suffer from manic depressive disorder, also known as bipolar disorder. Symptoms of manic episodes include hyperactivity, frenzied speech, abnormally excited mood, aggression and anger. This drug belongs to a class of medications known as antimanic agents, which work by reducing abnormal activity in the brain, thereby helping to reduce extremes in behavior from occurring.
How should I use Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) tablets should be taken orally. The exact dosage varies, depending on the condition being treated. You should always follow the instructions of your physician and never exceed the dosage prescribed to you. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take one tablet 3 to 4 times daily, however the dosage prescribed depends on the severity of the condition being treated. In order to achieve the best results, patients should take the medication at the same time each day. It may take up to 3 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt by the patient.
What are the side effects of Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Some side effects which may occur when taking Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) include:
Other side effects that may occur include hair loss, weight loss or a reduced appetite. Consult your physician immediately if you notice severe diarrhea, persistent vomiting, fever, fainting, hallucinations, blurred vision, a rapid pounding heartbeat or swollen joints.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart or kidney illnesses, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
While you are taking this medication, your physician may wish to monitor you from time to time. Therefore, it is important to attend all scheduled medical appointments.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.