Were you looking for information on Lithium? Lithum is a common misspelling of lithium.
People who suffer from bipolar disorder can often benefit from lithium (Eskalith®, Eskalith CR®, Lithobid®). The drug cannot cure this condition; however, it can help to control the symptoms. Lithium is a naturally occurring element, like potassium or calcium. It is not exactly clear how it works to treat bipolar disorder, but it is thought that it may affect various chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters.
The medication comes in several different forms, including regular tablets, extended-release tablets, capsules, and a syrup. Possible side effects include diarrhea, drowsiness, and nausea, among others. Before taking this medication, let your healthcare know about any other medications you take, as well as any allergies you have. Also, be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you have any medical conditions, such as heart disease or kidney disease.
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