lithium, Lithobid

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GENERIC NAME: lithium

BRAND NAME: Lithobid

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Eskalith, Eskalith CR

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES:

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects that can occur in persons taking lithium are:

Many of the gastrointestinal side effects (nausea, taste alterations, diarrhea) often disappear with continued therapy. Additionally, they may be less common if lithium is taken in divided doses with meals. If diarrhea or excessive urination lead to dehydration, lithium toxicity is possible. Lithium also can cause changes in the electrocardiogram (EKG, ECG), low blood pressure, and decreased heart rate.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/17/2016



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