Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)
What is Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients who are suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or self-harming behaviour. It operates by balancing levels of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain to stop symptoms associated with this condition such as feelings of guilt, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, racing thoughts, or fatigue. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One to four tablets are normally taken each day, but the best directions will be determined based on your weight, age, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Never crush, split, or chew the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate)?
Some patients using Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any serious side effects such as muscle stiffness, fever, flu symptoms, faintness, slowed heart rate, chest pain, trouble breathing, discolouration of the fingers or toes, extreme thirst, hallucinations, seizures, or signs of lithium toxicity such as intense diarrhoea, tremors, loss of coordination, blurry vision, or tinnitus. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, children, or who have hypothyroidism, Addison`s disease, heart disease, or decreased kidney function. Also disclose if you have psoriasis or myasthenia gravis as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly use Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Lithosun (Lithium Carbonate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.