Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate)
What is Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate) used for?
Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate) is used to help reduce and treat the symptoms of manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). Lithium is believed to alter the way in which certain nerve cells respond to some of the chemicals which pass messages between them. It can also affect the concentration of chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin. This drug can help to decrease the occurrence and intensity of manic episodes. It is also effective in treating symptoms of manic depressive disorder, such as agitation, a high mood with overactivity, aggressive behavior as well as other symptoms.
How should I use Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate)?
Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate) tablets should be taken orally. In order to reduce the risk of stomach upset, patients should take it straight away after meals. The exact dosage varies, depending on the severity of the condition being treated, and patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed to them. Patients should note that it may take 2 to 3 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt by the patient.
What are the side effects of Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate) include:
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, you should seek medical attention. Consult your physician immediately if you notice severe vomiting or diarrhea, unconsciousness, blurred vision, a fast pounding heartbeat, swollen joints or unusually cold hands or feet.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Lithicarb FC (Lithium Carbonate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially heart or kidney complaints, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients should be aware that it is extremely important that they do not take excessive amounts of lithium. Your physician may wish to monitor you while taking this medication, and it is important not to miss any scheduled medical appointments.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.