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...
Full Question: I have been a migraine suffer since my teenage years. I am now 49. I have been on Zonegran 200 mg. nightly for 10 months I am now off of it. Now I have been put on Lithium 300 mg. nightly. I was told that I couldn't stay on Zonegran long term, but it works so well. Do you why it can't be used long term? And I have developed a rash since taking Lithium and can't get my doctor to call me back and talk to me to see if it might be the Lithium causing the rash. Do you know if Lithium can cause an itchy rash? Thanks Lisa.
I have no reason to think that Zonegran cannot be used long-term. I had the first information in the world’s literature on using it for migraines and headaches and have had patients on it for as long as it has been on the market. So, I’m confused. I personally hate lithium and never use it. I feel it is a very problematic medicine with a lot of side effects and lots of need to monitor laborato...
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