Licab XL 400mg
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|Generic Name||Lithium Carbonate|
|Manufacturer||Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
Licab XL 400 mg
Licab XL 400 mg is a prescription treatment for manic episodes of bipolar disorder. The extended-release tablets contain the active ingredient Lithium carbonate, which is effective against manic depressive illness. Bipolar disorder also known as manic depression is a mental disorder characterized by extreme shifts in the mood. The symptoms of 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 receive lithium carbonate, it produces a normalization of symptoms which includes 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.
Clinical uses of Licab XL 400 mg
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 behavior, over excitability, exaggerated emotions, and hypomania. Licab is an extended-release tablet that contains lithium carbonate in 400 mg concentration. The medicine works to stabilize 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.
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 the duration are based on the medical condition of the patient, his/her lithium blood levels as well as response to the treatment. Tell your health care 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.
Precaution and Warnings
Before taking Licab XL tablets, tell your health care provider if you are allergic to lithium carbonate or other inactive ingredients of the medicine. 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 consumption of caffeine-containing foods and beverages such as cola drinks, tea, coffee, cocoa, and chocolate.
Side effects of Licab XL 400 mg
The side effects of Licab tablets usually subside with continued treatment or with a temporary reduction of dosage. If persistent, discontinuation of lithium carbonate is required. Drowsiness, vomiting, diarrhea, lack of coordination and muscular weakness may be early signs of lithium intoxication. Taking more tablets may give rise to ataxia, tinnitus, giddiness, and blurred vision.