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Generic Name: LITHIUM - ORAL Pronounced: (LITH-ee-um) Lithium Carbonate Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat manic-depressive disorder
(bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduce extremes in
behavior by restoring the balance of certain natural substances
(neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Some of the benefits of continued use of this medication
include decreasing how often manic episodes occur and decreasing the symptoms
of manic episodes such as exaggerated feelings of well-being, feelings that
others wish to harm you, irritability, anxiousness, rapid/loud speech, and
How To Use Lithium Carbonate Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily or as
directed by your doctor. Take lithium with or immediately after meals to lessen
stomach upset. Do not crush or chew this medication. Doing so can release all
of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do no...
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Definition Lithium is a medication used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). This article focuses on lithium overdose, or toxicity. Acute toxicity occurs when you intentionally or accidentally swallow too much of a lithium prescription. Chronic toxicity occurs when you slowly take a little too much of a lithium prescription every day for a while. This is actually quite easy to do, as dehydration, other medications, and other conditions can easily interfere with lithium in your body and cause it to build up. Acute on chronic toxicity occurs when you take lithium every day for bipolar disorder, but one day you take an extra amount (as little as a couple of pills or as much as a whole bottle). This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. See: Overdose Alternative Names Eskalith toxicity; L...
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