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

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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