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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Common Tradenames (See Complete Tradename Listing)
ESKALITH
ESKALITH CR
LITHANE
Class
antimanic
Dosage, Adult (usual)
900-1800 mg daily (DIVIDED TID-QID for immediate release; BID for sustained release)
Dosage, Pediatric, (usual)
15-60mg/kg/day (divide TID-QID); older adolescents: 600-1800mg/day (divide TID-QID)
Dose Adjustments:
renal impairment
geriatrics
Administration
adjust dose based on serum levels
How Supplied
300 MG CAPSULE
450 MG CONTROLLED-RELEASE TABLET
Indications
mania/hypomania
bipolar types I and II affective disorder
Contraindications
severe renal disease
lactation
significant cardiovascular disease
severe debilitation
dehydration
sodium depletion
Adverse Effects
N/V
polyuria
tremor
polydipsia
Drug Interactions
acetazolamide
alacepril
alclofenac
amiloride
azosemide
bemetizide
benazepril
bendroflumethiazide
benoxaprofen
benzthiazide
bromfenac
bumetanide
buthiazide
calcitonin
canrenoate
captopril
carbamazepine
carprofen
celecoxib
chlorothiazide
chlorthalidone
cilazapril
cisatracurium
clometacin
cyclothiazide
ibuprofen
indapamide
indomethacin
indoprofen
isoxicam
ketoprofen
ketorolac
dehydroepiandrosterone
quinapril
quinethazone
ramipril
rapacuronium
rofecoxib
diclofenac
diflunisal
diltiazem
dipyrone
dopamine-2 antagonists
droxicam
enalapril
ethacrynic acid
etodolac
etofenamate
fenbufen
fenoprofen
fluoxetine
flurbiprofen
fluvoxamine
fosinopril
furosemide
guarana
hydrochlorothiazide
hydroflumethiazide
lisinopril
losartan
mate
mazindol
meclofenamate
mefenamic acid
meloxicam
methyclothiazide
methyldopa
metolazone
metronidazole
moexipril
nabumetone
naproxen
nimesulide
oxaprozin
pentopril
perindopril
phenelzine
phenylbutazone
pirazolac
piretanide
piroxicam
pirprofen
polythiazide
potassium iodide
proquazone
psyllium
sargramostim
sibutramine
sodium bicarbonate
spirapril
spironolactone
succinylcholine
sulindac
suprofen
tenidap
tenoxicam
theophylline
tiaprofenic acid
tolmetin
torsemide
trandolapril
triamterene
trichlormethiazide
valsartan
verapamil
xipamide
zofenopril
zomepirac
Pregnancy Category
D
Breast Feeding
unsafe

REFERENCE: MICROMEDEX(R) Healthcare Series Vol. 111 expires 3/2002

DESIGNED BY HASHIM TAYEB (Bsc PHARM)