Lithium is a type of medication used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and manic-depression . It is taken in the form of regular tablets and capsules or extended-release tablets. It can also be taken in the form of a liquid.

Some of the common side effects users may experience when taking Lithium include drowsiness, loss of appetite, stomach bloating, upset stomach, headache, stomach pain and weight gain. If the side effects become severe or if you begin to experience a fever or an overall weakness in the body, contact your doctor for assistance.

Occasionally, Lithium will be prescribed to treat specific blood disorders, cluster headaches, bulimia , premenstrual tension, alcoholism and hypothyroidism. It may also be prescribed to treat postpartum affective psychosis , and corticosteroid-induced psychosis . Occasionally, it will be prescribed for other purposes as well, as directed by your doctor.

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