ABOUT THE DRUG:
The drug belongs to the class of drugs known as antimanic agents. It mainly works by moderating the activity and levels of chemicals in the brain. The main ingredient of the medicine is Lithium Carbonate.
USES OF THE DRUG:
The drug is mainly used to prevent and treat mania episodes in people with bipolar disorder. It is also used in the treatment of schizophrenia, depression, eating disorders, impulse control disorders and also certain mental illnesses in kids. The medicine can be used for several other purposes too.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
Mania is basically abnormal excitement that may lead to undesirable behaviours. The medicine works by moderating the activities and levels of chemicals in the brain.
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DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
Alkalith CR 450 mg
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DO NOT USE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Allergic to the main ingredient Lithium Carbonate or to any other ingredient of the drug.
Pregnant or planning to be pregnant
Breast feeding your baby
Less than 12 years of age
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have heart disease
Have kidney disease
Have thyroid disease
Have organic brain syndrome
Ever had fainting without explanation
Are suffering from any other illness
Are allergic to any other medicine
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dose will be determined after doctor examines you thoroughly and also after understanding the severity of the condition along with several other factors. Usually the dose varies between 900 to 2,400 milligrams (mg) of lithium daily to be taken in divided doses as per the instruction of your doctor.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The Intalith CR is to be swallowed as a whole with the help of a glass of water. Never chew split or crush the tablets.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
Use this Intalith CR for exactly the period for which it has been prescribed. Do not stop or discontinue the medicine in between without the consultation of your doctor.
In case you suspect an overdose you must get in touch with emergency medical help immediately.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose then you must skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule.
SIDE EFFECTS OF INTALITH CR 450MG:
Loss of appetite
Change in weight
Excessive saliva in mouth
Change in the ability to taste food
Muscle or joint pain
Itching or rash
Extreme discomfort in cold temperatures
Excessive thirst or sweating
Unusual fatigue or weakness
Slow, jerky movements or movements that are difficult to control
Blackouts or fainting
Confusion or hallucinations
Pounding inside of head
This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other side effects as well.
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must tell your doctor about all non-prescription, prescription drugs, herbal medicines, health supplements that you are taking currently so that drug interaction can be avoided.
Some of the medicines that may interact are:
Antacids such as sodium bicarbonate
Calcium channel blockers such as diltiazem (Cardizem, amlodipine (Norvasc), isradipine (DynaCirc), nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia) and so on
Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), benazepril (Lotensin), perindopril (Aceon), ramipril (Altace), trandolapril (Mavik) and so on.
Medications for mental illness such as haloperidol (Haldol)
Theophylline (Theolair, Theochron)
This is not an exhaustive list and there may be other medicines as well.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Intalith CR is advisable not to change the amount of salt in your diet while taking the medicine as any change can alter the amount of lithium in your blood.
Always remain hydrated as there is increased risk of becoming overheated while you are taking the medicine.
Do not share the medicine with any one even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms
Store the medicine in cool and dark place away from heat, light and moisture
Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.