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Please describe the medication: lithium carbonate?

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Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Writer
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Dr. Mohammed Younus
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Mood stabilizer

It's one of the oldest mood stabilizer medication for treatment of bipolar disorder.
It's naturally occurring salt not very different than table salt. It's eliminated by the body through kidney and rarely can affect it negatively. It helps in both manic and depressed phase of bipolar disorder. Can be used in depression. It's known to prevent suicide. Watch for weight gain, acne and hypothyroidism.

In brief: Mood stabilizer

It's one of the oldest mood stabilizer medication for treatment of bipolar disorder.
It's naturally occurring salt not very different than table salt. It's eliminated by the body through kidney and rarely can affect it negatively. It helps in both manic and depressed phase of bipolar disorder. Can be used in depression. It's known to prevent suicide. Watch for weight gain, acne and hypothyroidism.
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