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Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate
Lithium is a mood stabilizer that is used to treat or control the manic episodes of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Manic symptoms include hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger. Lithium also helps to prevent or lessen the intensity of manic episodes. Lithium is for use in adults and children at least 7 years old. Lithium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Lithium Carbonate
DRUG TYPE
Mental/Neuro Disorders

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Lithium toxicity (too much lithium in your body) can cause death. Lithium toxicity can occur if you take only slightly more than a recommended dose.

Stop using lithium and call your doctor right away if you have symptoms of lithium toxicity: muscle weakness, twitching, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, mood changes, blurred vision, ringing in your ears, irregular heartbeats, confusion, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble breathing, or seizures.

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