Order generic Eskalith (Buy Lithium Carbonate)

Brand Name Eskalith
Generic Name Lithium Carbonate
Category Antidepressants
Medication 300 mg

Information to have about Lithium Carbonate (Generic Equivalent to Eskalith) ..

What is Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith) and what are its uses?
How does Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith) treat?
Dosage: How should you take Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)?
Effect of other drugs consumed with Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)
What should you watch for while taking Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)?
Possible Side effects of Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)

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What is Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith) and what are its uses?

Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) helps to control extreme mood swings in manic-depressive illness.

Eskalith helps you to maintain a more balanced state, without swinging from a highly elated, over-excited state to that of being very sad and depressed. Eskalith can prevent or reduce these episodes.  

How does Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith) treat?

Eskalith contains the active ingredient lithium carbonate, which is a type of medicine known as a mood stabilizer.

The precise mechanism of action of Eskalith is not known. It is thought that Eskalith modifies the production and turnover of certain chemical compounds called neurotransmitters that are found in the brain.

Neurotransmitters are involved in transmitting messages between the nerve cells in the brain. Serotonin is one example of a neurotransmitter, as is dopamine. It is thought that Eskalith may affect the activity of these compounds in the brain. 

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Dosage: How should you take Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)?

To avoid stomach upset, take Eskalith immediately after meals or with food or milk.

While taking Eskalith, you should drink 10 to 12 glasses of water or fluid a day. To minimize the risk of harmful side effects, eat a balanced diet that includes some salt and lots of liquids. If you have been sweating a great deal or have had diarrhea, make sure you get extra liquids and salt.

If you develop an infection with a fever, you may need to cut back on your Eskalith dosage or even quit taking it temporarily. While you are ill, keep in close touch with your doctor.

Adults
Acute Episodes
The starting dose of Eskalith is 300 milligrams once daily. The dose of Eskalith may be increased to 600 milligrams daily.

Your doctor will individualize your Eskalith dosage according to the levels of Eskalith in your blood. Your blood levels will be checked at least twice a week when Eskalith is first prescribed and on a regular basis thereafter.

Long-term Control
Eskalith dosage will vary from one individual to another, but a total of 900 milligrams to 1,200 milligrams per day is typical.

Children
Safety and effectiveness of Eskalith in children under 12 years of age have not been established

Older adults
Older people often need less Eskalith and may show signs of Eskalith overdose at a dosage younger people can handle well.

Have you skipped your Eskalith dose?
If you miss a dose of Eskalith, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose (less than 2 hours), take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Eskalith.

If you take too much of Eskalith?
If Eskalith overdose is suspected incase of treatment with Eskalith, seek medical emergency immediately.

Where should you store Eskalith?
Keep Eskalith out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store Eskalith at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused amount of Eskalith after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Eskalith
Eskalith tablet
is available in the strength of 300 mg.

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Effect of other drugs consumed with Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)

The following drugs may interact with Eskalith. They may increase or decrease the activity of Eskalith

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Eskalith works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Eskalith?
Eskalith should not be used if you suffer from untreated hypothyroidism or decreased kidney function or Addison's disease (inadequate production of natural steroid hormones by the adrenal glands).

Eskalith should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.

If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Eskalith and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

What should you watch for while taking Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)?

Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It can take several weeks of treatment to get improvement in your condition. You must continue to take Eskalithat regular intervals even when your symptoms are better. Do not stop taking Eskalith except on your prescriber's advice. The amount of Eskalith you take is very important. Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause serious side effects.

The amount of salt (sodium) in your body influences the effects of lithium, and lithium can increase salt loss from the body. Eat a normal diet that includes salt. Do not change to salt substitutes. Avoid changes involving diet, or medications that include large amounts of sodium. Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice if you are not sure.

Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking Eskalith. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea and colas. You will need extra fluids if you have diarrhea or sweat a lot. This will help prevent toxic effects from Eskalith. Be careful not to get overheated during exercise, saunas, hot baths, and hot weather. Consult your prescriber or health care professional if you have a high fever or persistent diarrhea.

You may get dizzy, drowsy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Eskalith affects you.

Make sure that family members or friends know of early signs of Eskalith toxicity.

If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking Eskalith.

Possible Side effects of Lithium Carbonate (generic Eskalith)

Side effects of Eskalith that should be reported to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: 

More common Side effects of Eskalith:

  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea, vomiting
  • slurred speech

These symptoms can progress to:

  • blurred vision
  • clumsiness or loss of balance
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • seizures
  • trembling

Rare or uncommon Side effects of Eskalith:

  • difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • fainting
  • hair loss
  • hoarseness
  • slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
  • pain, coldness, or blue coloration of fingers or toes
  • rough, dry skin
  • sensitivity to cold
  • swelling in the neck
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • unusual weight gain

Side effects of Eskalith that usually do not require medical attention:

  • increased thirst
  • increased frequency and urgency to pass urine
  • muscle twitches
  • nausea
  • skin rash
  • stomach bloating, full feeling
  • trembling of the hands