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Lithium รข Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

According to the FDA, side-effects from Lithium

* are common. Tell your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· drowsiness
· upset stomach
· loss of appetite
· stomach bloating
· stomach pain
· headache
· weight gain

If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· weakness
· tiredness
· fever
· tremor
· confusion
· diarrhea
· unsteady walking
· frequent urination
· vomiting
· flu or cold with fever
· slow, jerky movements
· seizures or convulsions
· fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat


*Lithium is marketed by various manufacturers as a treatment to control manic episodes. The active ingredient is lithium.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD