Active Ingredient(s):Lithium FDA Approved: * April 6, 1970 Pharm Company: *GLAXOSMITHKLINE Category:Bipolar Disorder
Lithium compounds, also known as lithium salts, are primarily used as a psychiatric medication. They are primarily used to treat bipolar disorder and treat major depressive disorder that does not improve following the use of antidepressants. In these disorders, it reduces the risk of suicide. Lithium is taken orally.
Common side effects include increased urination, shakiness of the hands, and increased thirst.[...
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