Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate)
Eskalith is an antidepressant drug that is used for the treatment of manic- depressive disorder. This drug helps in moderating the mood and reducing the extreme behaviour. The generic name of Eskalith is Lithium Carbonate.
Packet of Eskalith 300 mg capsules for Canadian market
Eskalith is available in various dosages, you can buy generic Lithium Carbonate 300 mg online. No prescription needed. All you need is to place an order for the required quantity on Canadian online pharmacy store.
Continuous use of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) decreases the episodes of manic attacks and also, the symptoms of manic episodes including irritability, feeling like others want to harm you, feeling of well- being, anxiousness, hostile or aggressive behaviour and loud or rapid speech.
Uses of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate)
Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) is used for the treatment of:
- Bipolar diseases (manic- depressive disorder)
How does it work?
This medicine works by establishing the balance between the natural substances (i.e. neurotransmitters) in the brain.
Side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate)
The side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) are divided into mild and severe side- effects.
The mild side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) include:
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination frequency
- Fine tremor
- Weight gain
These mild side- effects do not need any medical attention. They settle as you adjust to the drug. But, if these side- effects persist or worsen with time, you must visit your doctor.
The severe side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) include:
- Unsteady walk
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Vision changes like vision loss, blind spot, growing blind spot, etc
- Coarse tremors (severe hand trembling)
- Muscle weakness
- Cold hands or feet
- Discoloration or pain of fingers or toes
You must consult your doctor if you experience one or more than one of the above- mentioned symptoms.
Very serious side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) include:
- Severe dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular/ slow/ rapid heartbeat
- Very severe allergic reaction manifesting as rash, trouble in breathing, swelling or itching on face, throat or tongue, dizziness. The allergic reaction is rare.
The very- serious side- effects of Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) need immediate medical attention.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Taking Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended.
Taking Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) in pregnancy might harm the unborn baby. But, leaving depression or mental issues untreated can also harm the pregnant woman as well as to her unborn baby. So, it is always recommended that you must discuss the potential side- effects with your doctor. You must tell the doctor if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant while taking the treatment.
Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) is known to pass into the breast milk. This might cause unwanted side- effects in the nursing child. Thus, you must not take this drug if you are nursing a baby.
How to take Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate)?
You must take Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) as advised by your doctor. Take the drug in the exact dose as given by your doctor. The medication has to be taken orally. Generally, it is taken three to four times regularly.
- Prescribing Information (.pdf)