LITHOBID is an antidepressant, sedative, antimanic drug.
It is used for manic and hypomanic states of various origins, prevention and treatment of affective psychoses, prevention and treatment of affective disorders in patients with chronic alcoholism. Migraine, Meniere’s syndrome, sexual disorders, drug addiction.
The composition of the drug.
Main component: lithium carbonate.
Excipients: potato starch, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, talc, calcium stereate.
How does the drug work?
It also has antidepressant, sedative and antimanic effects. The effect is due to lithium ions, which, being antagonists of sodium ions, displace them from cells and thereby reduce the bioelectrical activity of brain neurons. Accelerates the breakdown of biogenic amines. Increases the sensitivity of neurons in the hippocampus and other areas of the brain to the action of dopamine. Interacts with lipids formed during the metabolism of inositol.
How to take and dosage.
The dose is determined by the level of lithium concentration in the blood plasma. Taken inside. For adults, the dose is 300-600 mg 3-4 times / day. The therapeutic concentration of lithium in plasma is 0.6-1 mmol / l.
For children under the age of 12 years – 15-20 mg 2-3 times / day.
The maximum daily dose for adults when taken orally is 2.4 g.
Side effect: muscle weakness, hand tremor, drowsiness, dyspepsia.
Contraindications: leukemia, surgery, pregnancy, breastfeeding period.
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