Eskalith CR Lithium Carbonate ER and/or alternatives
Eskalith CR 450mgMarketed as Liskonum in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
Lithium Carbonate ER 450mgGeneric Alternative to Eskalith CR 450mg
Marketed as Intalith CR in India Manufacturer: Intas Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Eskalith CR
Eskalith CR is used to treat mania caused due to bipolar disease. It is also used to reduce the frequency of maniac episodes. The generic name of the drug is Lithium.
You can buy Eskalith CR in the form of tablets and oral solution. You must use the drug only as per the direction of the doctor. The tablet must be swallowed with some fluid. You must ask your doctor about the quantity of fluid to be taken with the tablet. Use a measuring spoon or cup to measure the oral solution.
Indications & Dosage of Eskalith CR
Bipolar patients experience mood swings quite often, ranging from excitement to sadness. Eskalith CR works on the central nervous system and controls the activities of the brain. It thereby helps the patient cope with stress and mood swings.
The dosage of Eskalith CR depends on the medical condition of the patient and the response to treatment. The recommended dosage of the drug to treat acute mania in adults is 600 mg (tablets) or 100 ml (oral solution) three times a day. For the long-term treatment of mania, the dosage is 300 mg (tablets) or 5 mg (oral solution) three to four times a day. The dosage of Eskalith CR for children is determined by the doctor. You will have to take the drug for a long time to see the results. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
You must keep Eskalith CR at room temperature away from heat, direct sunlight and moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children. Consult your doctor about how you must dispose Eskalith CR after use.
Side Effects & Interactions of Eskalith CR
Less serious side effects of Eskalith CR are:
- Poor memory and lack of awareness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Frequent urination
- Irregular pulse
- Stiffness in the arms and legs
- Eye pain
- Ringing in the ear
- Problems with vision
- Dry and rough skin
- Hair loss
- Swelling of the feet and lower legs
- Mental depression
Serious side effects of Eskalith CR are:
- Blurred vision
- Severe dizziness and drowsiness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination
If the serious side effects persist, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
The following drugs may interact with Eskalith CR:
- Ethacrynic Acid
Inform your doctor about all your previous and current medications before you start using Eskalith CR.
Warnings & Precautions of Eskalith CR
You must not buy Eskalith CR if you have:
- Prolonged diarrhea
- Severe heart disease
- Severe kidney disease
- Severe muscle weakness
- Thyroid disease
- Severe infection and fever
You must not use Eskalith CR if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant as it will negatively affect the fetus. It is not known that whether the drug will pass into breast milk. Avoid using Eskalith CR if you are breastfeeding. You must not administer the drug in children.