LITHIUM CARBONATE- lithium carbonate tablet
Lithium (LITH-ee-əm) Carbonate Tablets USP
What is the most important information I should know about lithium carbonate tablets?
Lithium carbonate tablets can cause serious side effects, including:
Other symptoms may include:
Do not change the amount of salt in your diet. Changing the amount of salt in your diet could change the amount of lithium carbonate in your blood.
What are the possible side effects of lithium carbonate tablets?
See “What is the most important information I should know about lithium carbonate tablets?
Lithium carbonate tablets may cause serious side effects, including:
The most common side effects of lithium carbonate tablets, include:
What are lithium carbonate tablets?
Lithium carbonate tablets are a prescription medicine called mood-stabilizing agents used alone (monotherapy) for:
It is not known if lithium carbonate tablet is safe and effective in children under 7 years of age with bipolar I disorder.
Who should not take lithium carbonate tablets?
Do not take lithium carbonate tablets if you are allergic to lithium or any of the ingredients in lithium carbonate tablets. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in lithium carbonate tablets.
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking lithium carbonate tablets?
Before taking lithium carbonate tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Using lithium carbonate tablets with certain other medicines may affect each other causing possible side effects. Lithium carbonate tablets may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how lithium carbonate tablets work.
Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:
Your healthcare provider can tell you if it is safe to take lithium carbonate tablets with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicines while taking lithium carbonate tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take lithium carbonate tablets?
If you take too many lithium carbonate tablets, call your healthcare provider or poison control center, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away. In case of poisoning, call your poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking lithium carbonate tablets?
These are not all the possible side effects of lithium carbonate tablets.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store lithium carbonate tablets?
Store lithium carbonate tablets at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
Keep tablets dry and keep in a tightly closed container.
Keep lithium carbonate tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about the safe and effective use of lithium carbonate tablets.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use lithium carbonate tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give lithium carbonate tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about lithium carbonate tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about lithium carbonate tablets, call 1-800-818-4555.
What are the ingredients in lithium carbonate tablets?
Active ingredient: lithium carbonate, USP
Inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate type A, colloidal
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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