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Lithium Carbonate Capsules (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - December 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lithium Carbonate Tablets (lithium carbonate) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Eskalith (Lithium Carbonate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lithobid (Lithium Carbonate Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

A step closer to improving safety, effectiveness of lithium therapy
Lithium, one of the oldest and most widely used drugs to treat neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as bipolar disorder, has a serious drawback - toxicity. In a continued effort to find a safer form of lithium, researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) have discovered that lithium salicylate, an alternative salt form, might be the answer.The researchers found that oral lithium salicylate produced steady lithium levels up to 48 hours in rats without the toxic spike associated with the rapid absorption of current FDA-approved lithium carbonate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bipolar Source Type: news

Lithium Safe But Of No Benefit To ALS Patients
A clinical trial concludes that while lithium carbonate appears to be safe, it is ineffective at treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a type of motor neuron disease (MND) that is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The trial investigators, led by King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry, report the results of the LiCALS trial in the April print issue of The Lancet Neurology, which was published online at the end of February... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news