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Drug Guide

Lithium Carbonate

    Lithium Carbonate
    • Mechanism of Action

    • Modulates neurotransmission through complex effects on signal transduction mechanisms including  glycogen synthase kinase-3β, cyclic AMP-dependant kinase and protein kinase C.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Acute mania
    • Maintenance (prophylaxis) of bipolar disorder
    • Adverse Effects
    • Nausea / vomiting / diarrhoea
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Tremor / muscle weakness
    • Fatigue
    • Polyuria / thirst
    • Memory difficulty
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