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Eskalith is used to treat the manic episodes of manic-depressive illness a condition in which a person's mood swings from depression to excessive excitement. A manic episode may involve some or all of the following symptoms:

Aggressiveness
Elation
Fast urgent talking
Frenetic physical activity
Grandiose unrealistic ideas
Hostility
Little need for sleep
Poor judgment

Once the mania subsides Eskalith treatment may be continued over the long term at a somewhat lower dosage to prevent or reduce the intensity of future manic episodes.

Some doctors also prescribe lithium for premenstrual tension eating disorders such as bulimia certain movement disorders and sexual addictions.

ADULTS

Acute Episodes

The usual dosage is a total of 1800 milligrams per day. Immediate-release forms are taken in 3 or 4 doses per day; long-acting forms are taken twice a day.

Your doctor will individualize your dosage according to the levels of the drug in your blood. Your blood levels should be checked at least twice a week when the drug is first prescribed and on a regular basis thereafter.

Long-term Control

Dosage will vary from one individual to another but a total of 900 milligrams to 1200 milligrams per day is typical. Immediate-release forms are taken in 3 or 4 doses per day; long-acting forms are taken twice a day.

Blood levels in most cases should be checked every 2 months.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness of Eskalith in children under 12 years of age have not been established.

OLDER ADULTS

Older people often need less Eskalith and may show signs of overdose at a dosage younger people can handle well.
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Eskalith

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: ESS-kuh-lith

Generic name: Lithium carbonate
Other brand names: Eskalith CR Lithobid
Eskalith is used to treat the manic episodes of manic-depressive illness a condition in which a person's mood swings from depression to excessive excitement. A manic episode may involve some or all of the following symptoms:

Aggressiveness
Elation
Fast urgent talking
Frenetic physical activity
Grandiose unrealistic ideas
Hostility
Little need for sleep
Poor judgment

Once the mania subsides Eskalith treatment may be continued over the long term at a somewhat lower dosage to prevent or reduce the intensity of future manic episodes.

Some doctors also prescribe lithium for premenstrual tension eating disorders such as bulimia certain movement disorders and sexual addictions.

ADULTS

Acute Episodes

The usual dosage is a total of 1800 milligrams per day. Immediate-release forms are taken in 3 or 4 doses per day; long-acting forms are taken twice a day.

Your doctor will individualize your dosage according to the levels of the drug in your blood. Your blood levels should be checked at least twice a week when the drug is first prescribed and on a regular basis thereafter.

Long-term Control

Dosage will vary from one individual to another but a total of 900 milligrams to 1200 milligrams per day is typical. Immediate-release forms are taken in 3 or 4 doses per day; long-acting forms are taken twice a day.

Blood levels in most cases should be checked every 2 months.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness of Eskalith in children under 12 years of age have not been established.

OLDER ADULTS

Older people often need less Eskalith and may show signs of overdose at a dosage younger people can handle well.

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