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  Lithium - Drugs & Vitamins - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Lithium helps you to maintain a more balanced state, without swinging from a highly elated, over-excited state to that of being very sad and depressed.
You must continue to take lithium at regular intervals even when your symptoms are better.
The amount of lithium you take is very important.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/Uses/0,3915,391|Lithium,00.html   (753 words)

  Chemistry : Periodic Table : lithium : key information
Lithium is a solid only about half as dense as water.
Lithium is mixed (alloyed) with aluminium and magnesium for light-weight alloys, and is also used in batteries, some greases, some glasses, and in medicine.
Lithium would not normally be made in the laboratory as it is so readily available commercially.
www.webelements.com /webelements/elements/text/Li/key.html   (328 words)

  Lithium Carbonate
Lithium is a monovalent cation which belongs to the group of alkali metals together with sodium, potassium and other elements with which it shares some of its properties.
Lithium is filtered by the glomeruli and 80% of the filtered lithium is reabsorbed in the tubules, probably by the same mechanism responsible for sodium reabsorption.
Lithium toxicity is closely related to the concentration of lithium in the blood and is usually associated with serum concentrations in excess of 2 mmol/L. Early signs of toxicity which may occur at lower serum concentrations were described under Adverse Effects and usually respond to reduction of dosage.
www.mentalhealth.com /drug/p30-l02.html   (2985 words)

  Lithium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithium metal is used primarily in heat-transfer applications, batteries, household appliances such as toasters and microwaves, and in high performance alloys such as those used for aircraft construction.
Lithium is used as a flux to promote the fusing of metals during welding and soldering.
Lithium deuteride was the fusion fuel of choice in early versions of the hydrogen bomb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithium   (2075 words)

 Lithium pharmacology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lithium is administered in a number of chemical salts of lithium, which are used primarily in the treatment of bipolar disorder as mood stabilizing drugs.
Lithium is widely distributed in the central nervous system and interacts with a number of neurotransmitters and receptors, decreasing noradrenaline release and increasing serotonin synthesis.
Lithium salts, with the possible exception of lithium orotate, have a narrow therapeutic/toxic ratio and should therefore not be prescribed unless facilities for monitoring plasma concentrations are available.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lithium_salt   (1601 words)

Lithium is used in the prophylaxis of bipolar depressive disorder in augmentation treatment of depression and in the therapy of some cases of unipolar depression.
Lithium is concentrated by the thyroid and inhibits thyroidal iodine uptake.
Lithium in the form of lithium carbonate was administered at a dose level of 1.1 g kg(-1) food to rats fed normal (18% protein), low-protein (LP; 8%) and high-protein (HP; 30%) diets for a period of 1 month.
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Lithium is found abundantly in certain rocks and the sea and in minute amounts in plant and animal tissues.
Lithium can affect the activity of neurotransmitter and biological systems because it alters the way in which a variety of messages are transmitted after they reach their target.
Lithium can often subdue symptoms when a patient is in the midst of a manic episode, and it may also ameliorate the symptoms of a depressive episode.
www.bipolarbrain.com /lithium.html   (4242 words)

Lithium is presently being recovered from brines of Searles Lake, in California, and from those in Nevada.
Lithium chloride is one of the most lyproscopic materials known, and it, as well as lithium bromide, is used in air conditioning and industrial drying systems.
Lithium stearate is used as an all-purpose and high-temperature lubricant.
www.corrosionsource.com /handbook/periodic/3.htm   (300 words)

 Lithium Carbonate, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid Pharmacology - HealthyPlace.com
Lithium (Eskalith, Eskalith-Cr, Lithane, Lithium, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs) should generally not be given to patients with significant renal or cardiovascular disease, severe debilitation or dehydration, or sodium depletion, since the risk of lithium toxicity is very high in such patients.
Lithium is primarily excreted in urine with insignificant excretion in feces.
Lithium carbonate controlled release tablets 450 mg are designed to release a portion of the dose initially and the remainder gradually; the release pattern of the controlled release tablets reduces the variability in lithium blood levels seen with the immediate release dosage forms.
www.healthyplace.com /medications/lithium.htm   (2864 words)

 Lithium (Li) - Chemical properties, Health and Environmental effects
The bromine and the lithium chloride both form concentrated brine, which have the property of absorbing the humidity in a wide interval of temperature; these brines are used in the manufactured air conditioning systems.
The main industrial use of lithium is in lithium stearatum form, as lubricant grease’s thickener.
Other important applications of lithium compounds are in pottery, specifically in porcelain glaze; as an additive to extend the life and performance of alkaline storage batteries and in autogenous welding and brass welding.
www.lenntech.com /Periodic-chart-elements/Li-en.htm   (760 words)

 Lithium — Medical information regarding this treatment for bipolar and depressive disorders on MedicineNet.com
Lithium is a positively charged element or particle that is similar to sodium and potassium.
Blood concentrations of lithium may need to be measured for 4 to 7 days after an NSAID is either added or stopped during lithium therapy.
When carbamazepine (Tegretol) and lithium are used together, some patients may experience side effects, including dizziness, lethargy, and tremor.
www.medicinenet.com /lithium/article.htm   (789 words)

 NAMI | Lithium
Lithium is used to even out the highs (mania) and lows (depression) in mood associated with of bipolar disorder.
Lithium has also been used to treat people with schizophrenia in cases where changes in thinking happen at the same time as a mood change that looks like either mania or depression.
Lithium may be prescribed by itself or along with other medications to help manage your Bipolar mood symptoms.
www.nami.org /Content/ContentGroups/Helpline1/Lithium.htm   (1599 words)

 Lithium - Home
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 Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) drug description - prescription drugs and medications at RxList
Lithium toxicity is closely related to serum lithium levels, and can occur at doses close to therapeutic levels.
Lithium is an element of the alkali-metal group with atomic number 3, atomic weight 6.94 and an emission line at 671 nm on the flame photometer.
Lithium is sometimes used to treat bipolar disorder.
www.rxlist.com /cgi/generic/lithium.htm   (322 words)

 eMedicine - Toxicity, Lithium : Article by James G Linakis, PhD, MD
Lithium toxicity is one of the few clinical entities that may be associated with a decrease in the anion gap.
Chronic lithium toxicity is frequently associated with depressed ST segments and T wave inversion unassociated with symptoms or significant sequelae.
Sodium bicarbonate (Neut) -- Alkalinizes urine, causing lithium excretion to increase.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic301.htm   (2061 words)

 Lithium: Mineral And Drug
In addition, research--both in animals and humans--showed that lithium influences several functions in the body, including the distribution of sodium and potassium, which regulate impulses along the nerve cells.
If a patient stops taking lithium for only one day, the blood level of the drug falls to half that needed for effective therapy.A forgotten dose should not, however, be taken with the regular dose the next day, because it could raise the lithium level too much.
That means lithium is as important to you as insulin is to a diabetic or other kinds of daily medications are to people with high blood pressure.
www.fortunecity.com /campus/psychology/781/lithium.htm   (3210 words)

 It's Elemental - The Element Lithium
Lithium is the lightest known metal and can be alloyed with aluminium, copper, manganese, and cadmium to make strong, lightweight metals for aircraft.
Lithium hydroxide (LiOH) is used to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere of spacecraft.
Lithium carbonate (Li) is used as a drug to treat manic depression disorder.
education.jlab.org /itselemental/ele003.html   (179 words)

 The Lithium Family - The Good, The Bad and The Funny. From People Who Have Taken These Crazy Meds...and SCIENCE!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lithium would likely be more successful if more people would quit whining about gaining ten pounds, thinning hair, or acne and demand miracle drugs for bipolar disorder with no side effects.
Lithium has been in use since the early 1800s, has been used to treat psychiatric ailments since the 1880s, and was first used for manic-depression in 1947, and approved by the FDA to treat bipolar disorder in 1970, thus the first of the many off-label meds used to treat bipolar disorder.
The therapeutic level of lithium is somewhere between 0.6 and 1.2, and that can vary not only person to person but also depending on factors in each individual's life, such as various stresses and even the season of the year.
www.crazymeds.org /lithium.html   (3350 words)

 Lithium - Drugs Store - drugsstore.org
Lithium helps to prevent and control symptoms of mania such as hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger.
- Lithium is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that lithium is known to be harmful to an unborn baby.
Do not take lithium without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
www.drugsstore.org /lithium.html   (1065 words)

 Lithium Information from Drugs.com
Lithium is used to treat manic episodes of manic-depressive illness.
Lithium helps to prevent and control symptoms of mania such as hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger.
Lithium is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that lithium is known to be harmful to an unborn baby.
www.drugs.com /lithium.html   (1373 words)

 MedlinePlus Drug Information: Lithium
Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods).
Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents.
Lithium is also sometimes used to treat certain blood disorders, depression, schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions), disorders of impulse control (inability to resist the urge to perform a harmful action), and certain mental illnesses in children.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a681039.html   (923 words)

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