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What is Priadel (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Priadel (Lithium Carbonate) is an oral supplement used to treat or prevent episodes of mania and hypomania. The medication balances levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to reduce anxiety, delusions, or hyperactive states caused by these conditions. This action may also make it useful for treating other conditions such as bipolar disorder, self-harming behaviors, or periods of depression. Your physician may also prescribe the medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Priadel (Lithium Carbonate)?
Strictly follow your physician's instructions while using Priadel (Lithium Carbonate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once each day, but your particular instructions will depend on the conditions being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets with a full glass of water. They may be taken with or without food, but a meal or snack is suggested prior to use if you experience and upset stomach. Do not split or chew the tablets to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Priadel (Lithium Carbonate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Priadel (Lithium Carbonate) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are faintness, restless muscles, extreme thirst, urinary retention, hallucinations, fever, flu symptoms, or early signs of lithium toxicity such as intense nausea, muscle weakness, blurry vision, or tinnitus. Inform your physician as soon as any severe or worrying symptoms occur to make sure the proper adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage.
Do not begin using Priadel (Lithium Carbonate) if you are breastfeeding or have heart disease, low sodium levels in the body, or an underactive thyroid gland. Also inform your physician if you have psoriasis or myasthenia gravis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring special alterations to your treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Priadel (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, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.