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Lithium

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Lithium Carbonate Camcolit, priadel Adult

Lithium - What is it for

​Lithium is a mood stabilizer.

It is used to treat conditions such as:

  • Bipolar disorder (alternating mood)

It can also be used to help with symptoms of low mood (depression).

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

Lithium - Additional Information

​What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Ensure that you remain well hydrated especially while active or during hot weather.
  • If you acquire any infections or illness that causes sweating, diarrhea or vomiting, consult your doctor and ensure that you drink plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if you intend to start on a low salt diet as it may affect the way this medicine works.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural/herbal products.
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicines
  • Tags: Lithium Carbonate
  • Updated on Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Changi General Hospital

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