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Lithobid (lithium carbonate) side effects?

Lithobid (lithium carbonate)  side effects?

Lithium: Lithobid (lithium carbonate) is a twice a day formulation of lithium. Side effects include dry mouth, feeling sleepy, hunger, a fine tremor, worsening psoriasis. Lithium can also affect your thyroid and your kidneys. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Lithium Carbonate (Definition)

Lithium carbonate is a medication approved to treat bipolar type 1 acute manic episodes. It is also used for as maintenance therapy to prevent future bipolar mood episodes. Its clinically efficacy is related to serum levels which require blood draws. It can cause a minor to serious side effects and is life threatening in overdose. For additional information, please refer ...Read more


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What are some lithium carbonate side effects?

What are some lithium carbonate side effects?

Lithium carbonate: Adverse effects aren't frequent below a serum level of 1.5 meq/l. Your doctor will be monitoring your dose and blood levels. Fine hand tremor, increased urination, and mild thirst may persist throughout treatment. Diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscular weakness, and lack of coordination may be early signs of lithium intoxication. Long-term, thyroid and kidney function may be affected. ...Read more

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Lithium carbonate worst side effects?

Lithium carbonate worst side effects?

Thyroid and kidney: Lithium toxicity, thyroid effects, and kidney effects are probably the more severe side effects of lithium. It is best to work with your physician to monitor any side effects of lithium. Lithium is quite beneficial though for those with bipolar or if it is used as an adjunct to treat major depression. ...Read more

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I was just put on lithobid (lithium carbonate). What side effects should I expect?

I was just put on lithobid (lithium carbonate). What side effects should I expect?

Common but small: Common side effects include dry mouth, sleepiness, increased hunger, nausea, and diarrhea. Common side effects tend to lessen with continued use. Lithium can also worsen existing psoriasis, affect your thyroid and your kidneys, and cause a fine tremor. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects from lithium carbonate?

What are some common side effects from lithium carbonate?

Several: I will list some her, not in any order..Nausea, diarrhea, frequent urination, tramor, sedation, feeling dulled, acne, psorasis, increased appetite, weight gain, dizzyness, if it effects the thyroid then there is dry skin, hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, constipation although these can happen with lithum without thyroid involvement. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of coming off lithium carbonate 300mg x2 daily?

Lithium side effect?: Actually u could ask u physician and he will tell u and or u pharmacy and u will receive a print out of medication side effect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some common side effects regular people experience from lithium carbonate?

See below: The side effects of lithium sometimes depend on the dose, with more side effects seen at higher doses. Common side effects are tremor, fatigue, increased thirst, increased urination. Many of my patients on lithium do very well, both from the point of symptom remission, as well as lack of side effects. Blood levels need to be checked from time to time. Please ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Side effects of lithium carbonate for psychological issues?

Side effects of lithium carbonate for psychological issues?

Side effects: The most commonly experienced include fine hand tremor, metallic taste in mouth, headache-mild, nausea, dirrehea and dizziness. Although not exclusively, experiencing side effects is somewhat dependent on lithium blood levels and how well you stay hydrated. The higher the level, the more side effects in general. Important to drink plenty of water especially if active and perspire. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if anyone has experienced sexual related side effects from lithium carbonate can you please describe them here?

Lower Li, change li: Normal side effects of lithium include tremors, weight gain, heavy urination, excessive thirst, decreased coordination, reduced memory and concentration, changes in hair quality and quantity, nausea or diarrhea, decreases in sexual desire and function, and an increase in white blood cell count. Li txmt. Also reduces thyroid function. Thyroid hormones needs replacement. Lower li or use alt. Agent. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lithium carbonate on a bipolar guy?

What are the side effects of lithium carbonate on a bipolar guy?

Depends: Lithium is a very effective mood stabilizer. It requires careful monitoring of blood levels and long term it may affect the thyroid and the kidneys, but it is still very effective especially if other mood stabilizers have failed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lithium carbonate causes a Parkinson's favoring to one side? Will stopping the meds help?

I don't: completely understand the question ('favoring to one side'), but lithium can cause a tremor that will usually go away after it’s been weaned. We should (almost) never stop medications on our own; if you’re worried about a side effect, please see your provider and discuss those concerns with him/her to determine a course of action. ...Read more

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Can lithium carbonate cause a Parkinson's favoring to one side and by ceasing the medication will it go away?

Can lithium carbonate cause a Parkinson's favoring to one side and by ceasing the medication will it go away?

Lithium induced : Tremors are usually seen in outstretched fingers and is not usually limited to one side. They go away sometimes with reduction in dosage or discontinuation if the medication. ...Read more

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Been on 1500mg lithium carbonate for 10 days now and been experiencing double-sided flank pain for 4 days now, should I be concerned?

Been on 1500mg lithium carbonate for 10 days now and been experiencing double-sided flank pain for 4 days now, should I be concerned?

Yes: Call your treating physician immediately. That is a lot of lithium, and it could be adversely affecting your kidneys. You may need to readjust your lithium dose. Please do this now. ...Read more

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How to cease lithium carbonate. Presently on 400mg per day for last 10 months. And how to control ceaser after effects?

Lithium: Not sure why u are coming off of the lithium. Work with your prescribing doctor on the tapering regimen. ...Read more

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Do Zoloft (sertraline) & lithium carbonate together create effects different from taking one or the other alone?

Do Zoloft (sertraline) & lithium carbonate together create effects different from taking one or the other alone?

Yes: Lithium is a mood stabilizer that prevents episode of mania (folloed by depression) where as zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant (not a mood stabilizer) if you have bipolar disease taking zoloft (sertraline) without lithium could precipitale a manic episode. I don;t advise making any canges if you are taking both without consulting with your psyciatrist. ...Read more

Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lithonate (Definition)

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