Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)
What is Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat manic episodes occurring in patients suffering from bipolar disorder. It balances levels of chemicals in the brain to prevent symptoms associated with this condition such as hyperactivity, delusions, or irritability. This action also makes it effective for treating depression or self-harming behavior. Your physician may also prescribe it for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) to get the most effective results. It is normally administered one to three times each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular regimen will depend on your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without a meal. Never stop taking the medication suddenly as this may cause serious health problems. Your physician may slowly reduce your dosage to prevent this from occurring. If you have any questions about using the medication, ask your pharmacist or physician to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
More serious side effects that may require medical attention are severe muscle tremors, stiff joints, extreme thirst, faintness, hallucinations, seizures, irregular heartbeat, or signs of lithium toxicity such as vomiting, blurry vision, or tinnitus. Immediately disclose any symptoms that become severe or worry you to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage to prevent more serious health problems from occurring.
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) should not be used to treat patients with Addison's disease, hypothyroidism, or heart disease. Also inform your doctor if you have psoriasis or myasthenia gravis as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems during treatment.
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, 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.