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Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

Lithium orotate, lithium aspartate and lithium carbonate, what's the difference?

2 dangerous/1 safe: The first two are unregulated forms of lithium salts that are extremely toxic and dangerous, as they are not regulated by a prescribing md. Don't fall for the stupidity of "natural", arsenic is natural and deadly. ...Read more

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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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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Does Tums (calcium carbonate) treat nausea?

Tums (calcium carbonate) –: Tums (Calcium Carbonate) is indicated for the treatment of indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn (as well as calcium deficiency). However, some people report that it helped with their nausea. ...Read more

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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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Does lithium carbonate affect pregnancy?

Does lithium carbonate affect pregnancy?

Lithium pregnancy: Generally contraindicated during pregnancy and in category d meaning it has a risk for birth defects. However, things are not always that simple and I am referring you to much more nuanced explanation in the article below. Please discuss this extensively with your psychiatrist. www.mothertobaby.org/files/lithium.pdf for more information about the organization of teratology information specialistbest wishes. ...Read more

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I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine, ok?

I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine, ok?

Depends: Lithium is prescribed for bipolar disorder and certain types of depression. Trifluoperazine is an antipsychotic prescribed mainly for psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, or depression where there are psychotic symptoms. The 2 medications can be combined when 1 alone is not helping.Trifluoperazine is an older medication and is possibly more likely to cause side effects than newer medication. ...Read more

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What diet is recommended with lithobid (lithium carbonate)?

What diet is recommended with lithobid (lithium carbonate)?

No particular diet: Salt will lower lithium levels. Diuretics, nonsteroidal analgesics (advil, ibuprophrn, etc) & fluid loss (diarrhea, sweating, vomiting) can raise lithium levels. No special diet required. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram with tums (calcium carbonate)?

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Can I take citalopram with tums (calcium carbonate)?

Citalopram & Tums (calcium carbonate): They don't have any known significant interaction between the two. ...Read more

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I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine. Both needed for bipolar?

I'm taking lithium carbonate and trifluoperazine. Both needed for bipolar?

Probably: Most bipolar pts r on multiple meds you r on an old mood stabilizer & an old antipsychotic which is fine but both have the potential 4 long term side effects. ...Read more

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Quit lithium (eskalith) cold?

Let your Dr. Guide U: Depending on how long you've been on it, your dr. May recommend different discontinuation regimen. Also, you'd wanna talk to your dr. About your reasons to get off of it. Be open with your dr. Good luck! ...Read more

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Who should not take Lithobid (lithium carbonate)?

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Lithobid (lithium carbonate): Lithium is contraindicated in ones with significant kidney or cardiovascular diseases, severe dehydration, sodium deficiency, pregnant women, some diuretics, and patients who are poorly compliant. ...Read more

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What's the therapeutic level for lithium carbonate tabs (lithobid)?

What's the therapeutic level for lithium carbonate tabs (lithobid)?

.6 to 1.2 mEq/L: Lithium (li) levels must be monitored closely b/c the therapeutic level is close to the toxic level. Toxicity symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, muscle weakness & kidney changes. Should be avoided in pregnancy. Li is processed by the kidneys (not liver). ½ life is 24 hours. Effective serum range is .6 to 1.2 meq/l. Toxic range starts at ~ 1.5 meq/l. Treatment for toxicity is supportive. ...Read more

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What's to be expected with lithobid (lithium carbonate)?

Even disposition: This medication is used to help even out moods. It should provide a steadier mood state. ...Read more

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Just started lithium. Is lithium a good mood stabilizer?

Just started lithium. Is lithium a good mood stabilizer?

Lithium is : A good mood stabilizer for many people. Although i don't see a mood disorder listed, i believe you may have indicated in one of your past questions that you have a bipolar spectrum mood disorder. Your psychiatrist will likely select your mood stabilizer depending on which type of bipolar do you have, side effect profile ; response to previous medications. Take care. ...Read more

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Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Do Tums (calcium carbonate) work?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion, stomach upset & heart burn. It can be used for calcium deficiency. ...Read more

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Does Tums (calcium carbonate) help diarrehia?

Not usually.: But it won't make diarrhea worse either. Other antacids, which contain magnesium, such as Mylanta, can cause diarrhea. Loperamide, also known as Imodium, (loperamide) is a effective medication for diarrhea that is over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lithium carbonate?

Lithium: 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 to the fda website. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lithobid (lithium carbonate) and lithium ?

Whats the difference between lithobid (lithium carbonate) and lithium ?

Lithobid (lithium carbonate) vs lithium: Aalthough comprised of the same medication, lithobid (lithium carbonate) is time-released; whereby lithium is not. Both are equally edfective, but the time-released doesn't seem to produce as many GI side effects. Lothobid is typically taken twice/day, hence the "bid" in the name. Lithium is generally taken three times/day (lithotid?). ...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


Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more