Brand Name(s): Eskalith, Lithobid
Drug Class: Mood stabilizers
Treats: Bipolar disorder
Lithium is a psychiatric medication that is used as an antimanic agent. It is a mood-stabilizing drug that is used to treat manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder, manic depression, and other mental disorders. It is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania. These episodes of mania are long-lasting frenzied and excited moods that are abnormal in human beings.
Lithium is a drug used in the treatment of bipolar. This includes patients suffering from manic and depressive conditions. Symptoms include rapid/loud speech, aggressive and hostile behaviors, anxiousness, irritability and feelings of exaggerated well-being. Lithium works by balancing neurotransmitters (natural substances in the brain) thereby reducing extreme behaviors and stabilizing the mood. Ensure to take Lithium medication as prescribed by a doctor and always keep your body hydrated (8-12 glasses of water or other fluids every day). Also, make sure to complete dosage to get the best results. It is also advisable to take the medication after meals to reduce stomach upsets. Finally, always consult your doctor about the necessity to use this drug and also dosage.