What is Lithobid?
Lithobid affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania.
What is Lithobid used for?
Lithobid is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Manic symptoms include hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger. This medicine also helps to prevent or lessen the intensity of manic episodes.
How to consume Lithobid medicine?
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.
How long will it take to treat the condition?
It may take up to 3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not begin to improve after 1 week of treatment.
What happens in case of missed dose?
Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.