Lithium Drug Information
Lithium (Eskalith®, Eskalith CR®, Lithobid®) is a prescription medicine often used to treat bipolar disorder. Although it is not a cure for the condition, it can be used to help control symptoms and prevent relapses.
In order to help minimize risks during treatment with lithium, drug information should be discussed with your healthcare provider beforehand. You should talk to your healthcare provider before starting the medication if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, have heart disease, or have any allergies (including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives). It is also important to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, to help prevent drug interactions with lithium.
Most people tolerate lithium products well, but as with any medicine, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this drug include drowsiness, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.
(Click Lithium for more lithium drug information, including dosing guidelines, warnings and precautions for this medication, and information on how it works for bipolar disorder.)