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      LITHOSUN SR 400MG TAB

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      10 Units/pack

      MRP 57.50

      Inclusive of all Taxes

      FLAT 20% OFF On bills above 1000.0
      LITHOSUN SR 400MG TAB

      Lithosun SR Tab
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Lithosun SR Tab is a medication used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, mania and some other behavioral disorders as wel in adults. This medicine reduces the frequency and also the intensity of manic episodes. However, the uses mentioned here may not be exhaustive. There may be other reasons or situations in which this medicine might be used.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Lithosun SR 400mg Tab is Lithium carbonate 400 MG

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Lithosun SR Tab has lithium carbonate which works by suppressing abnormal and also excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professionals before taking Lithosun SR 400mg Tab

      • Hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components
      • Allergy to any other drugs
      • Thyroid problems
      • Heart disease
      • Kidney ailments
      • Caution:
      • It is very important to tell your doctor about your complete medical history.
      • Before taking Lithosun SR 400mg Tab tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
      • Pregnant or breastfeeding
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Lithosun SR 400mg Tab is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most side-effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. However, if they seem to persist for a longer duration of time, please consult your doctor. The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of this medicine. Some common side-effects are as follows:

      • Allergic reactions to any of the compounds in Lithosun SR 400mg Tab • Tremor
      • Slurred speech
      • Uncoordinated body movements
      • Nausea
      • Drowsiness
      • Acne
      • Increased white blood cell count
      • Memory impairment
      • Hair loss
      • Enlarged thyroid gland
      • Skin rash
      • Increased thirst
      • Weight gain
      • Polyuria
      • Diarrhea
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Lithosun SR 400mg Tab should be taken with food. The dose and duration should be followed as prescribed by your doctor. It is best to take this medicine at a fixed time. It is important that this medicine should not be taken more than the recommended dose.
      Swallow the tablet whole with water, immediately after opening the tablet from the strip. Do not try to break/crush/chew the tablet.
      Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take this medicine as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time as it can be dangerous to your health.
      It should be taken only by the person for whom it has been recommended by a qualified physician.

      Overdosage

      Signs and symptoms MAY BE NOTED in case of an overdosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions in your body after taking Lithosun SR 400mg Tab, contact your doctor immediately. It is best to avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage of this medicine. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary from individual to individual. It is possible you may experience the following signs or symptoms:

      • Drowsiness
      • Confusion
      • Problems with coordination
      • Floppy muscles
      • Slow or difficult breathing
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      It is best to take the tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Adjustment of dosage or avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      safe to use in case of any kidney ailment/disorder? This medicine may make it hard for your kidneys to perform essential tasks like getting rid of waste from the body, keeping your blood pressure steady, making red blood cells. Also, if your kidneys are already damaged, be sure to tell your doctor.

      Liver:

      safe to use in case of any liver ailment/disorder? Lithosun SR 400mg Tab may be safe to use by patients with liver ailments. However, please tell your doctor if you have any liver issues in order to make sure the medicine is helping you and not causing any harm.

      Pregnancy:

      safe to use in pregnant women? This medicine may be unsafe for pregnant women. Although only limited studies have been carried out in humans, studies done on animals have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. This medicine is a powerful medicine and therefore, it should be taken by pregnant women only when recommended by the physician. The doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing this medicine.

      Lactation:

      safe to use in breastfeeding women? This medicine may be safe if you are breastfeeding. However, whether this medicine may be used or not by a breast-feeding mother should be decided by the doctor.

      Alcohol:

      is it okay to consume alcohol during the use of this medicine? Mixing alcohol and medications may increase the risk of adverse reactions or complications, decrease the effectiveness of medications or even render them useless. Interactions of alcohol with drugs may make them harmful or even toxic to the body. Consumption of alcohol is not advisable. Please consult your doctor.

      Driving:

      does this medicine make you dizzy/ interfere with your sleep? Most people do not realize that many prescription and over-the-counter medicines can cause drowsiness and impair the ability to drive, thus making driving dangerous for themselves and others. If you notice any abnormal changes after ingesting Lithosun SR 400mg Tab, it is better to avoid driving. Please consult your doctor.

      Food:

      Interactions between food and drugs may inadvertently reduce or increase the effect of the drug. Some commonly used herbs, fruits or other ingredients may cause failure of the therapy or even cause serious alterations of the patient’s health. Caffeine may reduce serum concentrations of lithium. Please consult your doctor.

      Drug Interactions:

      Drug interactions may be dangerous as they could change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Be sure to keep a list of all the medicines you use for other illnesses including prescription medicines and herbal products in order to share it with your doctor. Do not start this medicine on your own. Please consult your doctor.

      Precautions
      • Keep this medicine out of reach of small children.
      • Keep this medicine in a cool place, away from heat and moisture.
      • Check the date of expiry of this medicine and do not use the medicine beyond its date of expiry.
      • Do not accept a damaged product.
      • Store this medicine at room temperature.
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category D: There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Lithium Carbonate for:

      This medication is an antimanic agent, prescribed for acute mania and bipolar disorder.

      How does Lithium Carbonate work:

      It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain.

      How should Lithium Carbonate be used:

      Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Drink lots of noncaffeine liquids unless told to drink less liquid by your doctor. Keep your salt use the same from day to day. Long-acting products: Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush. There is a liquid (syrup) if you cannot swallow pills. Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given. Stop tube feeding before giving this drug and restart after giving.

      Common side effects of Lithium Carbonate :

      Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Shakiness. Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Passing urine often.

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

      What precautions should I take when taking Lithium Carbonate :

      If you have an allergy to lithium or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Fluid loss, very bad kidney disease, poor eating habits, or very bad heart disease. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness. Big change in balance. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Too much sweat or fluid loss. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Lithium Carbonate with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid alcohol. Try to avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as colas and coffee. These drinks cause you to pass urine more often. The loss of too much water from your body may increase the risk of side effects. Maintain a good fluid intake of about 2-3L everyday while being treated with Lithium, unless your doctor has specifically told you not to do so.

      How do I store Lithium Carbonate :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antidepressants


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of Lithosun SR Tab?

      Lithosun SR Tab is a medication used in the treatment of bipolar disorder, mania and some other behavioral disorders as wel in adults. This medicine reduces the frequency and also the intensity of manic episodes.

      Q2. What are the side effects of Lithosun SR Tab?

      Side effects are allergic reactions to any of the compounds in this medicine, tremor, slurred speech, uncoordinated body movements, nausea, drowsiness, acne, increased white blood cell count, memory impairment, hair loss, enlarged thyroid gland, skin rash, increased thirst, weight gain, polyuria and diarrhea.

      Q3. Should we take Lithosun SR Tab with food or without food?

      It should be taken with food.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking Lithosun SR Tab?

      Patients with hypersensitivity or allergy to this medicine or any of its components, allergy to any other drugs, thyroid problems, heart disease, kidney ailments should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may interact with this medicine.

      Q5. Does Lithosun SR Tab make you sleepy?

      Yes. This tab can make you drowsy.

      Q6. Is Lithosun SR Tab harmful? What does an overdose of Lithosun SR Tab lead to?

      No. This medication is quite safe to take. However, an overdosage can lead to symptoms like drowsiness, confusion, problems with coordination, floppy muscles and slow or difficult breathing.

      Q7. Can I take Lithosun SR Tab during pregnancy?

      This medicine may not be safe but please consult your doctor.

      Q8. Can Lithosun SR Tab be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No. It needs a prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on Lithosun SR Tab?

      Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause interactions with this medicine.

      Q10. How to store Lithosun SR Tab?

      Please store at room temperature (10-30°C).

      Q11. If I have trouble swallowing Lithosun SR Tab, can I mix it in water and drink it?

      No. Please swallow it whole.

      Q12. Can we give Lithosun SR Tab to children?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of Lithosun SR Tab?

      The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the individual.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Lithosun SR Tab last?

      The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the individual.

      Q15. Can we take this medicine daily? If yes, how many tablets can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration.

      Q16. For how many days should I take this medicine?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take this medicine? / What time can I take this medicine?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      SUN PHARMA

      aceme plaza,andheri-kurla road,andheri east mumbai-400059

      Packed By

      SUN PHARMA

      aceme plaza,andheri-kurla road,andheri east mumbai-400059

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