Generic Lithobid (Lithium)
Lithobid
Lithobid is used to treat bipolar disorder.
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Product Description
In patients with mildly increased serum calcium, plasma volume depletion resulting from nephrogenic diabetes insipidus should be excluded as a cause. Adverse reactions may be encountered at serum lithium concentrations below 1. Contraception requirements are also suggested in treatment guidelines. Desirable serum lithium concentrations are 0. Lithium may be the preferred agent over many other mood stabilizers in some instances due to its relatively mild effects on cognition. Fluphenazine: Moderate Some atypical antipsychotics are considered first-line adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers such as lithium. Eurofins Acquires Villapharma in Spain. Some atypical Lithobid, including aripiprazole, are indicated as adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers such as lithium. Dorzolamide; Timolol: Moderate Beta-blockers have been used to treat lithium-induced tremor. An encephalopathic syndrome, characterized by encephalopathy, weakness, lethargy, fever, tremulousness and confusion, extrapyramidal symptoms, leukocytosis, elevated serum enzymes, BUN and fasting blood glucose, has occurred in patients treated with combined therapy with lithium and an antipsychotic. Acetaminophen; Caffeine; Magnesium Salicylate; Phenyltoloxamine: Major Caffeine appears to reduce serum lithium concentrations. Because of the potential for TdP, use of lithium with dronedarone is contraindicated. If patients taking lithium want to change their caffeine intake, they should contact their health care professional. Buprenorphine has been associated with QT prolongation and has a possible risk of torsade de pointes TdP. In addition, some formulations of lithium solution contain alcohol; therefore, disulfiram should be avoided in patients receiving these products. If the psychiatric indication is life-threatening, and if such a patient fails to respond to other measures, lithium treatment may be undertaken with extreme caution, including daily serum lithium determinations and adjustment to the usually low doses ordinarily tolerated by these individuals. Used off label; dosing must be individualized. Amlodipine; Valsartan: Moderate Lithium neurotoxicity has been reported during co-administration of lithium and verapamil or diltiazem, and is possible during concurrent use of other calcium-channel blockers with lithium. Progressive or Lithobid changes in renal function, even those occurring within the normal range, indicate the need for re-evaluation of treatment. Lithium is primarily excreted in urine with insignificant excretion in feces. Elenco dei farmaci che possono interagire con. According to the revised labeling for droperidol, any drug known to have potential to prolong the QT interval should not be coadministered with droperidol. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Although QT interval prolongation has not been reported with gemtuzumab, it has been reported with other drugs that contain calicheamicin. Monitor clinical status and serum lithium concentrations, and adjust the patient's dosage and therapeutic monitoring schedule accordingly. Formoterol; Mometasone: Moderate Lithium should be used Lithobid and with close monitoring with beta-agonists. Lithonid a breast-feeding infant Lithoobid an adverse effect related to a maternally ingested drug, healthcare providers are encouraged to report the adverse effect to the FDA. In patients requiring concomitant use, frequently monitor serum lithium concentrations and for signs of lithium toxicity. Disopyramide: Major Lithium should be used cautiously and with close monitoring with disopyramide. One clinical pediatric guideline algorithm includes lithium as one possible choice for first line monotherapy Stage 1 treatment of nonpsychotic bipolar disorder I manic or mixed in children and adolescents 6 to 17 years of age. Brompheniramine; Pseudoephedrine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. Nursing should not be undertaken during lithium therapy except in rare and unusual circumstances where, in the view of the physician, the potential benefits to the mother outweigh possible hazard to the infant or neonate. Granisetron: Moderate Use lithium with caution in combination with granisetron due to the risk of QT prolongation and serotonin syndrome. Cyclizine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. Moderate Use fluoxetine with caution in combination with lithium. Caffeine appears to reduce serum lithium concentrations. In some cases, drinking too much liquid can be as unsafe as not drinking enough. Thus, lithium serum concentrations are likely to decrease during administration Lithobid carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other therapy. Urea, mannitol, and aminophylline all produce significant increases in lithium excretion. What tips would you provide a friend before taking? Diltiazem: Moderate Lithium neurotoxicity has been reported during co-administration of lithium and verapamil or diltiazem, and is possible during concurrent use of other calcium-channel blockers with lithium. Citalopram: Major Lithium is an effective augmenting agent to antidepressants in treatment-resistant depression; however, lithium has been associated with QT prolongation and should be used cautiously and with close monitoring with other drugs having the potential to prolong the QT interval such as citalopram. Carbetapentane; Chlorpheniramine; Phenylephrine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including antihistamines such as promethazine. Did you experience many side effects while taking this drug? Do not change the amount of salt you consume in your diet. In patients at risk for lithium toxicity, consider lower starting doses and slow titration; frequently assess serum lithium concentrations and monitor for lithium toxicity. Conditions such as hyponatremia, volume depletion hypovolemiaor dehydration can cause lithium toxicity.

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Concomitant administration of lithium with serotonergic drugs can precipitate serotonin syndrome. Ensure that patients with pre-existing Lihhobid are adequately Lithobiv with thyroid supplementation, then carefully monitor thyroid function during lithium Lithobbid stabilization and Lithobid, and adjust thyroid supplementation if necessary. Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone; Pseudoephedrine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution Lothobid advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. If carbonic anhydrase inhibitor therapy is needed during lithium administration, Lithkbid of lithium concentrations is recommended, along with clinical monitoring for evidence of a decrease in lithium efficacy. Apomorphine: Moderate Exercise caution when administering apomorphine concomitantly with lithium as concurrent use may increase the risk of QT prolongation. Carbinoxamine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. Lithobid Generic Name: lithium carbonate Dosage Form: tablet, film coated, extended release Medically reviewed by Drugs. Gemifloxacin: Moderate Lithium should be used cautiously and with close monitoring with gemifloxacin as concurrent use may increase the risk of QT prolongation. Adverse effects on nidation in rats, embryo viability in mice, and metabolism in vitro of rat testis and human spermatozoa have been attributed to lithium, as have teratogenicity in submammalian species and cleft palate in mice. Asenapine: Major Some atypical antipsychotics, including asenapine, are indicated as adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers such as lithium. EKG Changes: reversible flattening, isoelectricity or inversion of T-waves. Moderate Monitor serum lithium concentrations and serum creatinine with the concomitant use of systemic metronidazole and lithium. Mild to moderate adverse reactions may occur at concentrations from 1. In addition, lithium has been reported Lithobidd have Litobid serotonin-enhancing effects and may interact pharmacodynamically with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors Lithoibd such as escitalopram to cause serotonin syndrome. Polyuria, Lithobis, drowsiness, tremor, hypothyroidism, extrapyramidal symptoms, nausea, renal toxicity, seizures, arrhythmias, hypotension, lethargy, metallic taste, dry mouth, blurred vision, pseudotumor cerebri discontinue if occursencephalopathic syndrome. Please click on the Lkthobid for your vote: This is not a good example for the translation above. Aliskiren; Amlodipine; Hydrochlorothiazide, HCTZ: Moderate Lithium neurotoxicity has been reported during co-administration of lithium and verapamil or diltiazem, and is possible during concurrent use of other calcium-channel blockers with lithium. Dosage adjustment will be needed if renal dysfunction is also present. Usual dose: 10 mL 16 mEq PO 2 to 3 times daily. Atropine; Hyoscyamine; Phenobarbital; Scopolamine: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics. Brompheniramine; Guaifenesin; Hydrocodone: Moderate Because lithium has the potential to impair cognitive and motor skills, caution is advisable during concurrent use of other medications with centrally-acting effects including the sedating antihistamines. Alternatively, the total daily dose may be divided in 3 equal doses. Ceritinib: Major Avoid coadministration of ceritinib with lithium if possible due to the risk of QT prolongation. Some atypical antipsychotics, including olanzapine, are indicated as adjunctive therapy to mood stabilizers such as lithium.
Common use

Lithobid is used to treat bipolar disorder. It stabilizes the mood and reduces extremes of behavior, restores the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.



Dosage and directions

Take Lithobid by mouth twice a day or as prescribed by your doctor. Take it with o after meals to decrease stomach upset. Do not chew or crush the medication. Drink 8 to 12 glasses of water

each day and maintain a healthy diet with normal amounts of salt.



Precautions

It is very important to have the right amount of lithium in your body. Be careful, too much lithium can lead to such effect as nausea, dizziness, seizures, confusion, increased amount of urine, twitching, slurred speech, shaking of the hands, diarrhea. Before taking lithium tell your doctor if you are allergic to it, or if you have other allergies. Talk to your doctor for more details.



Contraindications

Tell your doctor of kidney or heart disease, hypothyroidism, urinary problems, Parkinson's disease, leukemia, seizures, severe sehygratation, any infections with high fever, skin disorder.

Lithobid can cause blurred vision and make you dizzy and drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires concentration of attention.Limit use of alcohol.

Before being operated on tell you doctor or surgeon that you are using this medication.

Elder patients can be more sensitive to this drug. It's not recommended to use the drug with pregnant women as it may cause harm to unborn baby. Also it is not recommended to use it during breastfeeding.



Possible side effects

Weight gain, increased frequency of urinating, drowsiness, tiredness, increased first and mild shaking hands. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: diarrhea, dizziness, vomiting, fever, confusion, slurred speech, unsteady walk, blurred vision, severe hand trembling (coarse tremor).

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fainting, vision changes, seizures, slow, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling or pain of joint, pain or discoloration of finger ot toes, cold hands or feet.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching or swelling of the face, tongue, throat, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.



Drug interaction

Do not use Lithobid with the following medications: sibutramine.

Before starting the medication tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription herbal produvts which you can take, especially of: ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs such as losartan, valsartan), bulk-producing laxatives (psyllium), calcitonin, calcium channel blockers (e.g., verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine), desmopressin, other drugs for mental/mood conditions (e.g., chlorpromazine, haloperidol, thiothixene), methyldopa, metronidazole, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as celecoxib, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen, piroxicam), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine, phenytoin), SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine), theophylline, tricyclic antidepressants, diuretics such as hydrochlorothiazide, furosemide, acetazolamide.



Missed dose

If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is 6 hours tell your next dose skip the missed dose and return to your usual schedule. Do not double the dose to catchup the missed one.



Overdose

If you suspect an overdose call to your local poison center or emergency room right away. Symptoms of Lithobid overdose include drowsiness, diarrhea vomiting, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, seizures, trouble walking, shaking, lost of consciousness.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Doxycycline

Active Ingredients:

  • Doxycycline

Action mechanism and therapeutic effect of the medication:

Doxycycline is half-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic with a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity. Doxycycline exerts bacteriostatic action associated with suppressing the synthesis of proteins on ribosomes in microbial cell. Doxycycline is active against aerobic gram-positive bacteria Staphylococcus spp, Bacillus anthracis, Listeria monocytogenes; aerobic bacteria:Clostridium spp.

Medical indications: Doxycycline is indicated for the treatment of infections caused by sysceptible microorganisms:

  • ENT infections
  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • Infections of the upper and lower respiratory system
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Urogenital infections
  • Syphilis (when unable to take penicillin)
  • Some respiratory or urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Plague
  • Cholera
  • Certain types of pneumonia
  • Chlamydia
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Typhus fever
  • Tick fever
  • Gonorrhea
  • Lyme disease
  • Anthrax infection treatment
  • Rosacea treatment
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Malaria treatment

Doxycyline contradictions, precautions and warnings:

Doxycycline is contraindicated for use in:

  • Hypersensitivity to doxycycline and other components of the medication
  • Severe liver diseases
  • Severe kidney diseases
  • History of pseudo-membranous colitis
  • Pregnancy (Doxycycline is a pregnancy category D meaning that it can cause significant damage to the fetus)
  • Breastfeeding
  • Frequent yeast infections

Doxycyline side effects:

As with any other drug, side effects can occur with Doxycyline. However, it does not mean that everyone who takes the medicine will experience these adverse effects. In most cases the preparation is well tolerated. The most common Doxycycline side effects include:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Photo-sensitivity
  • Nausea

If any side effects occur during the treatment make sure to consult your health care provider immediately. If you are unsure about anything related to Doxycyline, please talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug interaction:

Doxycyline can potentially interact with the following groups of drugs:

  • Aluminum, calcium, magnesium, or iron products
  • Bile-acid sequestrant cholesterol drugs
  • Barbiturates
  • Peniccilins
  • Oral typhoid vaccine
  • Birth control pills
  • Anti-diarrheal drug (Bismuth subsalicylate)
  • Bipolar disorder treatment (Carbamazepine)
  • HIV treatment (Maraviroc)
  • Retinoids
  • Blood thinners (Warfarin)
  • ACE inhibitor (Quinapril)
  • Aldosterone antagonist (Eplerenone)
  • Opioid pain killer (Fentanyl)
  • Anticonvulsant (phenytoin)

It is possible that all drug interactions are not presented above. For this reason, we recommend you to talk with your health care provide about drug interactions with Doxycyline which may apply to you.

Additional information for the patients:

The preparation should be taken according to your doctor's recommendations. Never take the drug for conditions which are not presented in the the drug's leaflet. Try to keep the medicine out of the reach of children.