LITHOSUN 300 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_CH_AD_3554 Category:

Generic : Lithium carbonate (300mg)

Treatment : Mania ,Bipolar Disorder

Pack size  : 10 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$0.31

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Lithosun 300 Tablet is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and mania in adults. It is sometimes used to treat other behavioral disorders as well. It reduces the frequency of manic episodes and decreases the intensity of those episodes that might occur.

Lithosun 300 Tablet should be taken with food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should continue to take this medicine for as long as the doctor advises and do not stop taking it suddenly as it may result in harmful effects.

 

BENEFITS OF LITHOSUN TABLET

In Mania

Mania means extremely excited or elevated mood. Lithosun 300 Tablet helps calm the mood and relax the nerves. This stabilises the mood and prevents the symptoms of mania from recurring again. Taking Lithosun 300 Tablet will ensure that you have a better social life and are able to do daily activities more comfortably.

In Bipolar disorder

Lithosun 300 Tablet works to restore the normal balance of nerve activity in your brain. It can help prevent extreme changes in mood and help you feel less agitated. You may experience fewer episodes of low mood. It can take several weeks for this medicine to work and you may still feel low during this time. It is likely that you will take this medicine for at least six months but possibly much longer. It needs to be taken regularly to work effectively. Do not stop taking it unless your doctor advises you to. You should continue to eat well and keep fit to reduce symptoms of bipolar disorder.
 

HOW TO USE LITHOSUN TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lithosun 300 Tablet is to be taken with food.
 

HOW LITHOSUN TABLET WORKS

Lithosun 300 Tablet works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lithosun 300 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lithosun 300 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithosun 300 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Lithosun 300 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Lithosun 300 Tablet may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Lithosun 300 Tablet may also cause other effects that can make it dangerous to drive such as numbness, paralysis, weakness or fits (seizures).
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Kidney

CAUTION
Lithosun 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lithosun 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lithosun 300 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lithosun 300 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lithosun 300 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • RAMIPRIL
  • LISINOPRIL
  • METHYLDOPA
  • AMLODIPINE
  • DILTIAZEM
  • IBUPROFEN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • CELECOXIB
  • INDOMETHACIN
  • THEOPHYLLINE
  • OLANZAPINE
  • HALOPERIDOL
  • CLOZAPINE
  • SERTINDOLE
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • QUINIDINE
  • AMIODARONE
  • PROPAFENONE
  • RANOLAZINE
  • PROCAINAMIDE
  • DISOPYRAMIDE
  • HYDROQUINIDINE
  • IBUTILIDE
  • SOTALOL
  • DOFETILIDE
  • PAROXETINE
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • FLUOXETINE
  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • SPECTINOMYCIN
  • METRONIDAZOLE
  • TETRACYCLINE

 

 

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lithosun

  • Tremors
  • Slurred speech
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Increased white blood cell count
  • Memory impairment
  • Hair loss
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Skin rash
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Polyuria
  • Diarrhea

FAQ's

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Q. How quickly does Lithosun 300 Tablet work?

It takes some time before you see improvement in your symptoms after taking Lithosun 300 Tablet. Though it varies from person to person, it may take 1-3 weeks or longer for you to see the full benefits of Lithosun 300 Tablet. Do not stop taking Lithosun 300 Tablet if you feel you are not improving. Instead, discuss it with your doctor.

Q. Does Lithosun 300 Tablet make you sleepy?

Yes, Lithosun 300 Tablet can cause nervous system disorders like sleepiness and dizziness and feeling confused. It can also cause rapid eye movements, blurred vision, or blind spots in your eyesight. If you experience any of these symptoms, consult your doctor. In addition, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery as it can be hazardous for you.

Q. Is Lithosun 300 Tablet bad for kidneys?

Yes, Lithosun 300 Tablet may cause kidney problems. Lithosun 300 Tablet is not prescribed in patients who already have severe kidney impairment. The kidney problems may not be reversible and the symptoms include swollen ankles, passing a lot of urine and feeling thirsty. Before starting treatment with Lithosun 300 Tablet, your doctor will get blood tests done to see if your kidney function is normal. During Lithosun 300 Tablet therapy, any gradual or sudden changes in renal function, even within the normal range, may indicate the need for re-evaluation of treatment.

Q. Can Lithosun 300 Tablet cause gain in weight?

Lithosun 300 Tablet can cause both weight gain or weight loss. You should keep a check on your weight during Lithosun 300 Tablet therapy. If you feel you are gaining or losing too much weight, consult your doctor who will assess whether the change in weight is due to Lithosun 300 Tablet or some other reason.

Q. What is the most important information I should know about Lithosun 300 Tablet?

Lithosun 300 Tablet therapy should only be started if adequate facilities for assessing Lithosun 300 Tablet levels are available. This is because Lithosun 300 Tablet toxicity is related to increased levels of Lithosun 300 Tablet in blood. Lithosun 300 Tablet toxicity can even occur at dose which is effective for treatment. Therefore, your doctor may closely monitor your Lithosun 300 Tablet levels weekly until stabilization is achieved, then weekly for one month and then at monthly intervals thereafter.

Q. How should Lithosun 300 Tablet be taken?

Take Lithosun 300 Tablet exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. It is meant for oral administration and can be taken with or without food. However, if you start following a certain type of diet, talk to your doctor first. Any drastic changes in the amount of water you drink or amount of sodium (salt) in your diet may require more frequent monitoring of Lithosun 300 Tablet levels.

Q. Which medicines decrease Lithosun 300 Tablet levels?

You should inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking before starting Lithosun 300 Tablet since many medicines interfere with the working of Lithosun 300 Tablet. Some medicines decrease the levels of Lithosun 300 Tablet in blood which means that it will not work well. These include theophylline (for asthma), caffeine, anything containing sodium bicarbonate, or a special group of diuretics (water tablets) called carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and urea used to treat skin conditions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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