Lithium is used as a mood stabilizer to help reduce mood swings in bipolar disorder.
It may also be used in the treatment of depression (low mood) or other conditions.
Check with your healthcare professional if you are unsure why you are given this medication.
The mentioned side effects generally affect up to 10% of patients.
Most of the side effects listed here will improve with time. Speak to your doctor if they continue, get worse or are affecting your daily life.
Rarely this medication may cause:
If the amount of Lithium in your body is too high, you may experience:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these side effects, you should stop your medication and inform your healthcare professional immediately.
Please also take note that not all possible side effects are listed above. If you have any concerns about your medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
It is important to remain well hydrated while you are taking this medication. Drinking too much or too little water can affect the amount of Lithium in your body and may result in unpleasant effects.
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