Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

Medically reviewed by Dr. Nilanjan Chandra | Written By Sonu Kumar Rao

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 11:08 am

Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

Uses of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR is used for the treatment or prevention of the following disease(s):

Mania, Bipolar Disorder

Side effects of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

The most common side effects of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR are – Fatigue, Lethargy, Coma, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Vomiting, Anorexia, Diarrhea, Thirst, Nausea, Headache, Confusion, Restlessness, Impaired Speech, Ataxia, Dry Mouth, Abdominal Pain

These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while using Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

Do not use Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR if you are allergic to – Lithium

If you have heart disease, liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR.

If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.

To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.

How Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR works

Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR contains – Lithium

Lithium probably alters chemical transmitters in the CNS, possibly by interfering with ionic pump mechanisms in brain cells, and may compete with or replace sodium ions.

Dosage of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

The dosage of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical condition or history of the patient and many other conditions.

Please use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR

If you forget to take a dose of Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.

If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or call your local medical emergency number.

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Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Manicarb 400mg Tablet SR  ( Psychotropics India Ltd. )

37.50  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Lithex 400mg Tablet SR  ( Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd. )

40.70  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Litholent 400mg Tablet SR  ( Talent India )

39.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Licab XL 400mg Tablet  ( Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd. )

40.60  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip


Drug :- ACE inhibitors: May increase lithium level. Monitor lithium level, adjust lithium dosage, as needed.

Aminophylline, sodium bicarbonate, urine alkalinizers: May increase lithium excretion. Avoid excessive salt, and monitor lithium levels.

Antiarrhythmics and other drugs that prolong QT interval: May increase risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. Avoid use together.

Food :- Caffeine: May decrease lithium level and drug effect. Advise patient who ingests large amounts of caffeine to tell prescriber before stopping caffeine. Adjust lithium dosage, as needed.

Sodium (salt): May change renal elimination of drug if sodium intake changes. Avoid major changes in sodium intake.

About Reviewer

Dr. Nilanjan Chandra is a talented Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, De-addiction specialist, and Sex Therapist with 10 years of experience. He's currently practicing as a Consultant Neuro-psychiatrist at Institute of Neurosciences, Kolkata. He completed his MBBS from Calcutta National Medical College in 2011 and MD from Government Medical College and New Civil Hospital, Surat in 2016.

About Author

Sonu Kumar is a registered pharmacist with Bihar State Pharmacy Council with over 6 months experience. He is a medicine content contributor at Zotezo.