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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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