|Generic Name||Lithium Carbonate|
|Manufacturer||Torent Pharma, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.18||US$ 5.50|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.13||US$ 7.5032%US$ 11.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.11||US$ 9.5042%US$ 16.50|
Licab 300 mg is one of the most effective long-term treatments for bipolar disorder. It contains the active ingredient Lithium carbonate, a type of medicine known as a mood stabilizer. Licab is effective in treating manic episodes of bipolar disorder. It is also used as the maintenance treatment for individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Maintenance treatment helps reduces the frequency of manic episodes and diminishes the intensity of those episodes which may occur. The symptoms of mania include pressure of speech, motor hyperactivity, poor judgment, a fight for ideas, aggressiveness, and possible hostility.
Licab should generally not be given to patients with significant renal or cardiovascular disorder, sodium depletion, severe debilitation or dehydration, and to patients receiving water pills since lithium toxicity is very high in such patients. If the psychiatric condition is serious, and if such a patient does not respond to other measures, lithium therapy may be used with extreme caution, including daily serum lithium determinations and adjustments to the usually low doses ordinarily tolerated by these individuals. In such cases, hospitalization is required.
Some people may experience side effects such as loss of appetite, dry mouth, diarrhoea, dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, taste change, shaky movements, increased thirst and urination. Most of these side effects of Licab 300 do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Contact your physician if any of the side effects persist or become troublesome.
Take Licab exactly as prescribed for you. Follow all the directions on your prescription. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Never use the medicine in a larger amount or for longer than prescribed. You may develop symptoms of an overdose if you take only slightly more than the recommended dose. Swallow the pill, do not chew, crush, or break it. Call your doctor if you are sick with a fever, vomiting, or diarheā or if you have sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking lithium 300, which may affect your dose needs.
Doses may vary from person to person. Your starting dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for, age, and other associated factors. If you have kidney disorders, your doctor will monitor the lithium level in your bloodstream even more closely and change your dose if necessary. You may be asked to take medicine once a day, at night. This is because when you have a regular blood test, you need to have it twelve hours after taking your medicine. Make sure you take medicine at the same time each day. Swallow the pill whole with a drink of water. Do not chew, crush, or break them.
Do not make any changes to your dosing regimen. Drink plenty of fluids during the treatment to prevent dehydration. It may take up to three weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep taking medicine as directed, and let your doctor know if your symptoms do not begin to improve after one week of treatment. If you need surgery, let your surgeon know that you are using this medicine.