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Lithium SR400mg

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Albion Laboratories Ltd.
Generic: Lithium Carbonate
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descriptionSafety Advices
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lithium SR.
Lithium SR is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it i... View More
Lithium SR is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lithium SR may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Lithium SR may make you feel sleepy, tired or dizzy. Lithium SR may also cau... View More
Lithium SR should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lithium SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of ... View More
Lithium SR is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Lithium SR may not be needed ... View More
descriptionMedical Overview


Lithium SR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and mania in adults. It is sometimes used to treat other behavioral diso... View More

Uses of Lithium SR

  • Mania
  • Bipolar disoder

Side effects of Lithium SR

  • Tremor
  • Slurred speech
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Increased white blood cell count
  • Memory impairment
  • Hair loss
  • Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)
  • Skin rash
  • Increased thirst
  • Weight gain
  • Polyuria
  • Diarrhea

How to use Lithium SR

Use it as advised by your doctor or check the label for directions before use. Lithium SR is to be taken with food.

How Lithium SR works

Lithium SR works by suppressing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • Lithosun SR Tablet is one of the most effective long-term treatment for bipolar disorder.
  • It may also be used for the treatment of mania.
  • Your lithium blood levels, thyroid function, and kidney function may be monitored as long as you take this medicine.
  • It may cause diarrhea and dehydration. Drink plenty of water and and use normal amounts of salt. Inform your doctor if you start or stop a low-salt diet... View More
  • Monitor your weight during treatment as Lithosun SR Tablet can cause weight gain.
  • Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Inform your doctor if you have persistent stomach upset, problems with your speech, or extreme drowsiness. Your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not take Lithosun SR Tablet if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
descriptionBrief Description


Bipolar disorder, Mania, Recurrent unipolar depression


Should be taken with food.

Adult Dose

Oral Mania; Bipolar disorder; Recurrent unipolar depression Adult: Treatment and prevention: Initially, 400-1,200 mg daily in 1-2 divided doses. S... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: CrCl (ml/min) Dosage Recommendation 10-50 50-75% of normal dose. <10 25-50% of normal dose.


Renal insufficiency, cardiovascular insufficiency, Addison\'s disease and untreated hypothyroidism are all contraindications to lithium therapy.

Mode of Action

Inhibits postsynaptic D2 receptor supersensitivity. Alters cation transport in nerve and muscle cells and influences reuptake of serotonin or norepineph... View More


Decreased tolerance to lithium has been reported to ensue from protracted sweating or diarrhoea and, if such occur, supplemental fluid and salt should b... View More

Side Effect

>10% Leukocytosis (most patients),Polyuria/polydypsia (30-50%),Dry mouth (20-50%),Hand tremor (45% initially, 10% after 1 year of treatment),Confusion ... View More


Reduced serum levels with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, chlorpromazine, sodium-containing preparations, theophylline, urea. Enhanced hypothyroid effect... View More


The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More

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