|Generic Name||Lithium Carbonate|
|Manufacturer||Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.23||US$ 7.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.18||US$ 10.5025%US$ 14.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.14||US$ 13.0038%US$ 21.00|
Licab XL 400 mg is useful in relapses in patients with bipolar affective disorder. It helps with mood changes with alternating periods of happiness and depression, aggressiveness, self-harming behaviour, over-excitability, exaggerated emotions, and hypomania. Licab is an extended-release tablet that contains lithium carbonate in 400 mg concentration. The medicine stabilizes the mood and reduces extreme shifts in behaviour by restoring the balance of certain natural substances called neurotransmitters in the brain. Lithium carbonate also decreases the frequency of manic episodes occur the symptoms of manic episodes as well, which includes irritability, anxiousness, loud speech, and aggressive behaviour.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by extreme shifts in mood. The symptoms of the mental disorder include an extremely elevated mood called mania. Patients may also experience episodes of depression. There is no cure for the disease, but medicines like Licab XL can help to manage the symptoms. When a patient with mania symptoms receives lithium carbonate, it normalizes symptoms, including motor hyperactivity, the pressure of speech, reduced need for sleep, poor judgment, possibly hostility, aggressiveness, and fight of the idea. A patient may notice improvement within 1 to 3 weeks of receiving the drug. The treatment may be undertaken with extreme caution in case of psychiatric conditions.
Before taking Licab XL tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you are allergic to lithium carbonate or other inactive medicine ingredients. Let your health care professional know your medical history, especially of heart disease, kidney disease, urinary problems, an underactive thyroid, severe dehydration, psoriasis, Parkinson’s disease, seizures, and a high fever associated with the infection. Avoid becoming dehydrated, specifically during exercise and in hot weather. Also, drinking too much can be as unsafe as not drinking enough. Avoid excessive caffeine-containing foods and beverages such as cola drinks, tea, coffee, cocoa, and chocolate.
The side effects of Licab tablets usually subside with continued treatment or a temporary reduction of dosage. If persistent, discontinuation of lithium carbonate is required. Drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhoea, lack of coordination and muscular weakness may be signs of lithium intoxication. Taking more tablets may give rise to ataxia, tinnitus, giddiness, and blurred vision.
For using Licab XL 400 mg tablet, follow the directions given by your health care specialist. In general, take this medicine with food. Drinking extra fluids while taking the drug is beneficial. For more precise information, check with your healthcare specialist. Do not change the amount of the drug you take unless you are instructed to do so. The dosage and duration are based on the medical condition of the patient, their lithium blood levels, and their response to the treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if your condition doesn’t get better or it gets worse. It may take up to 1 to 3 weeks to notice an improvement in manic symptoms.