LITHORIL SR Tablet 10's


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Drug Information for LITHORIL SR Tablet 10's

What is LITHORIL SR?

  • LITHORIL SR contains lithium carbonate which belongs to mood-stabilizing agents
CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION

THERAPEUTIC USES

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

INTERACTIONS

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

SIDE EFFECTS

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What LITHORIL SR is used for?

It is used to,

  • treat manic episodes and as a long-term treatment of bipolar disorder
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TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING

CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:

  • are allergic to Lithium or any of the ingredients in LITHORIL SR or Lithium Citrate
  • have significant renal or cardiovascular disease
  • have severe debilitation or dehydration, or sodium depletion
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  • LITHORIL SR may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman
  • It is excreted in human milk
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
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  • Safety and effectiveness of LITHORIL SR  in pediatric patients under 12 years of age have not been determined hence, its use in these patients is not recommended
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  • LITHORIL SR can make you sleepy. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or do other dangerous activities when you start taking LITHORIL SR
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Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, especially:

  • methyldopa, phenytoin, or carbamazepine
  • acetazolamide, urea, xanthine preparations
  • alkalinizing agents such as sodium bicarbonate
  • iodide preparations, especially potassium iodide
  • calcium channel blocking agents
  • metronidazole
  • fluoxetine
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
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  • Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider
  • Your healthcare provider may change your LITHORIL SR dose to make sure you are taking the dose that is right for you
  • Your healthcare provider will do certain blood tests before and while you take LITHORIL SR

If you take more LITHORIL SR

  • Contact your doctor immediately if you have taken more LITHORIL SR

If you forget to take LITHORIL SR

  • Do not double your dose if a dose is missed. Talk with your healthcare provider if you miss a dose

If you stop taking LITHORIL SR

  • Do not stop taking LITHORIL SR suddenly without talking to your doctor
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

SERIOUS

COMMON

  • lithium toxicity marked by abnormal heartbeat, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, weak muscles, blurred vision, clumsiness, ear ringing
  • kidney problems marked polyuria
  • low levels of sodium (salt) in your blood (hyponatremia)
  • neurological problems marked by weakness, tiredness, fever, tremors, and confusion
  • Serotonin syndrome marked by agitation, seeing things that are not there, confusion, coma, rapid pulse, high or low blood pressure, dizziness or sweating, flushing or fever, tremors, stiff muscles, muscle twitching, become unstable, seizures or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • thyroid problems marked by high calcium levels in your blood (hypercalcemia) and changes in your parathyroid gland (hyperparathyroidism)
  • heart problems marked by unexplained fainting or abnormal heartbeats
  • increased pressure in the brain and swelling in the eye (pseudotumor cerebri) that can cause vision problems or blindness
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  • hand trembling, increased thirst, nausea and general discomfort
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STORAGE

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
  • Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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