Licab XL 400mg Tablet

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

Last updated on: November 02, 2020 10:50 am

Licab XL 400mg Tablet

Uses of Licab XL 400mg Tablet

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

Mania, Bipolar Disorder

Side effects of Licab XL 400mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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 Licab XL 400mg Tablet

Do not use Licab XL 400mg Tablet if you are allergic to – Lithium

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

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 Licab XL 400mg Tablet works

Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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 Licab XL 400mg Tablet

The dosage of Licab XL 400mg Tablet 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 Licab XL 400mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Licab XL 400mg Tablet, 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.

Precautions & Warnings

Alcohol

Information will be added soon.

Pregnancy

Information will be added soon.

Breastfeeding

Information will be added soon.

Driving

Information will be added soon.

Kidney

Information will be added soon.

Liver

Information will be added soon.

Alternate Brands

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

Litholent 400mg Tablet SR  ( Talent India )

39.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

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

Carbolith 400mg Tablet SR  ( Psycormedies )

27.65  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Lithic 400mg Tablet SR  ( Icon Life Sciences )

41.00  10 Tablets Strip Tablets Strip

Interaction

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.

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