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Drug Information for LITHOSUN SR Tablet 10's

What is LITHOSUN SR Tablet used for?

LITHOSUN SR Tablet is used for the treatment of manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). Lithium carbonate is also used to treat the following symptoms:

  • Rushed sleep
  • Hyperactivity
  • Depression

LITHOSUN SR Tablet may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does LITHOSUN SR Tablet work?

LITHOSUN SR Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called mood stabilising agents. The drug acts by stabilizing and restoring the balance of neurotransmitters and receptors in the brain. It interacts with the monovalent or divalent cations in the neurons and decreases the release of norepinephrine and enhances the synthesis of serotonin. However, the exact mechanism of the drug remains unknown.

How to take LITHOSUN SR Tablet?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take LITHOSUN SR Tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the whole tablet. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of LITHOSUN SR Tablet, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of LITHOSUN SR Tablet may include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Unusual drowsiness
  • Trouble walking
  • Seizures
  • Blurred vision
  • Shaking
  • Ringing in ears

What are the drugs that interact with LITHOSUN SR Tablet?

Drugs that interact with LITHOSUN SR Tablet include the following:

  • Amlodipine
  • Bupropion
  • Captopril
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Furosemide
  • Haloperidol
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Losartan
  • Naproxen
  • Palonosetron
  • Thiothixene
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of LITHOSUN SR Tablet?

The following are the most common side effects of LITHOSUN SR Tablet:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Sleeplessness
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Frequent urination
  • Irregular pulse

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blurred vision
  • Convulsions
  • Trembling
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Trouble walking
  • Ringing in ears
  • Lack of coordination

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking LITHOSUN SR Tablet?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to LITHOSUN SR Tablet or similar drugs.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if LITHOSUN SR Tablet causes drowsiness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it may alter the absorption of LITHOSUN SR Tablet.
  • Discontinue the use of LITHOSUN SR Tablet while having severe dehydration.

You are advised not to take LITHOSUN SR Tablet if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking LITHOSUN SR Tablet?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney diseases, heart diseases or urinary problems.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Tell your doctor if you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

Frequently Asked questions about LITHOSUN SR Tablet

  1. Can I use LITHOSUN SR Tablet while having a history of Brugada syndrome?
  2. Consult your doctor before using LITHOSUN SR Tablet medication if you have a history of Brugada syndrome.

  3. Can I stop taking LITHOSUN SR Tablet medication if I feel better?
  4. Continue taking the medication for a prescribed duration of time. Do not stop the medicine abruptly without consulting a doctor.

  5. Can LITHOSUN SR Tablet medicine be refrigerated?
  6. No. Do not refrigerate LITHOSUN SR Tablet. It should be stored at room temperature, away from heat, light and moisture.

  7. Is it safe to use LITHOSUN SR Tablet during pregnancy?
  8. Avoid using LITHOSUN SR Tablet medication during pregnancy as it can cause harm to the foetus.


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