Licab (Lithium Carbonate)
What is Licab (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Licab (Lithium Carbonate) is prescribed to regulate mood in patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, or self-harming behaviour. It operates by balancing chemicals in the brain to prevent manic episodes, feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, or loss of interest in formerly pleasurable activities. Your doctor may also prescribe it along with other medications or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Licab (Lithium Carbonate)?
Strictly follow your doctor`s instructions while using Licab (Lithium Carbonate) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally given one to four times each day depending on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Never split, crush, or chew the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Never take more than your recommended dose or alter your regimen unless instructed to by your doctor as this may cause heavy metal poisoning or other serious health complications.
What are the side effects of Licab (Lithium Carbonate)?
Side effects that may occur while using Licab (Lithium Carbonate) include:
Side effects that may require immediate medical attention are faintness, slowed heart rate, severe fatigue, extreme thirst, discolouration of the fingers or toes, hallucinations, muscle stiffness, seizures, or signs of lithium toxicity including intense vomiting, diarrhoea, lack of coordination, or tinnitus. Stop using the medicine and contact your doctor as soon as you encounter any worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary changes are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop more health complications from occurring.
Licab (Lithium Carbonate) should not be used in patients who are breastfeeding, children under twelve, or who have hypothyroidism, heart disease, low sodium levels, or reduced kidney function. It is also recommended to inform your doctor if you are elderly or have psoriasis or myasthenia gravis as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly use Licab (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.
Licab (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.