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

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Even disposition

This medication is used to help even out moods.
It should provide a steadier mood state.

In brief: Even disposition

This medication is used to help even out moods.
It should provide a steadier mood state.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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Dr. Donald Haupt
Also, it has to be titrated up to an effective blood level under medical supervision. Thus it may take a couple of weeks to see the effect of the medication begin. It is indicated only for the severe mood swings of bipolar disorder, not just for normal moodiness
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lithobid (lithium carbonate)

Is a form of slower acting lithium taken twice daily (hence the term bid) for acute manic depression, prevention of recurrence of manic depression, and sometimes as an adjunctive medication with antidepressants for depression.
Response usually evident by 2-4 weeks of tx.

In brief: Lithobid (lithium carbonate)

Is a form of slower acting lithium taken twice daily (hence the term bid) for acute manic depression, prevention of recurrence of manic depression, and sometimes as an adjunctive medication with antidepressants for depression.
Response usually evident by 2-4 weeks of tx.
Dr. Alan Ali
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