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Drug information on Elcab® [Tab] (Lithium) from Baroda Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd

Elcab® [Tab]

Baroda Pharmaceutical Pvt Ltd
Generic : Lithium
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Elcab® [Tab] may be prescribed

Side effects of Elcab® [Tab]

   Most Common : Diarrhea, vomiting, drowsiness, muscular weakness and lack of coordination.

   Central Nervous System : Tremor, seizures, slurred speech, dizziness, fainting, night blindness, urinary incontinence, restlessness, confusion, stupor, coma, tongue movements, tics, ringing in the ear, hallucinations, poor memory, slowed intellectual functioning, startled response, worsening of organic brain syndrome and myasthenia gravis.

   Heart : Abnormal heart rhythm, low blood pressure, poor blood circulation and slow heart rate.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, salivary gland swelling, abdominal pain, excessive salivation, flatulence and indigestion.

   Genitourinary : Increased glucose in urine, less urination, increased level of blood sugar with symptoms including increased urination and thirst.

   Skin : Drying and thinning of hair, hair loss, pimples, itching, rash and skin ulcers.

   Autonomic : Blurred vision, dry mouth and impotence/sexual dysfunction.

   Metabolic : Goiter.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose range is 600 – 1200 mg/day.

How to use Elcab® [Tab]?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, and oral liquid to take by mouth, with food.

When is Elcab® [Tab] not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients who are taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, dehydration, and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Elcab® [Tab]

Caution should be exercised in patients with brain syndrome, thyroid, heart or kidney disease, severe diarrhea, excessive sweating, fever, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Elcab® [Tab]

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Elcab® [Tab]

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

Disclaimer : Change in the rate of medication is possible and the rates shown maybe more or less than the rate displayed due to added GST and pricing changes made by the companies.
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