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Lithium does NOT prevent pregnancy.

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The first drug to treat bipolar disorder was lithium.


Yes, Lithium is used as a psychotropic drug to treat Bipolar disorder.


Mostly for bipolar disorder.



People with bipolar disorder commonly are treated with the drug Lithium.


There are many drugs that are used to treat bipolar depression. Some of them are antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics. Another common drug for bipolar disorder is Lithium.


Depakote is an antipsychotic, mood stabilizer. They mainly describe it for Bipolar Disorder/Schizophrenia. It's almost related to Lithium which is also for Bipolar Disorder/Schizophrenia.


Antipsychotics of the phenothiazines group have to be given first, to achieve rapid control. This is to be used along with lithium, then phenothiazines may be weaned off and therapy is continued with lithium. Lithium is the main drug for MDP or bipolar mania. Alternatively, sodium valproate, carbamazepine and various other drugs may be used. Lithium is a safe and effective drug, provided one checks for its blood level frequently.


In short, probably no Lithium is a mood stabilizing drug, which is indicative of bipolar treatment. However efexor is a serotonin and noradrenaline (nor-epinephrine) reuptake inhibitor, and is thus contraindicated in the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is thought that noradrenaline is responsible for the manic phases seen in bipolar, so a drug increasing its levels should not be given in the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is likely that efexor is being given because of the severity of the depression, and the lithium is being given to overcome the mood unstabilizing effects of it As with all things medical its probably best to ask your doctor why they gave you that combination.


Since this question was categorized under psychology I am lead to assume that you are not referring to the metal itself but to the drug Lithium Carbonate. Lithium Carbonate is classified as a Mood Stabilizing Agent and is typically prescribed for Bipolar disorders.


Gabapentin is primarily a seizure drug, which can also be used to treat neuropathic pain and vasomotor symptoms. Gabapentin could help ease these symptoms if they occur as part of bipolar disorder. However, it is not primarily a bipolar drug and will not stabilize moods like lithium or antidepressants.


Bipolar disorder, This is one of many uses, but as the Australian tv show ' Four corners ' said " lithium is now being used for a new drug, its like ice, but the consequences are a lot more serious. - Four corners 14th August 2011. " So lithium is a new drug.


Lithium is a salt. If you are not bipolar, you will still have the same unpleasant side effects of lithium - diarrhea, nausea, tremor in the hands and fingers, excessive thirst, and excessive urination.Lithium is also one of those medications where the dose needed to treat the illness is VERY close to the dose which causes poisoning symptoms. People who take lithium must have regular check-ups and blood tests to be sure that the level of drug is not too high.


Lithium is an anti-depressant and is given to people who suffer from depresssion. No no no no, its a mood stabilizing drug used to treat mood instability such as bipolar disorders. This answer is taken from a Medical Terminoligy book used by a medical terminology student :-)


Rif S. El-Mallakh has written: 'Lithium' -- subject(s): Lithium, Therapeutic use, Drug therapy, Pharmacology, Mechanism of action, Toxicology, Bipolar Disorder


seroquel XR, lithium, zoloft, xanax, risperdal, klonopin... depakote is one more that can be used. it is also used as a drug in epilepsy


Vinegar does not "clean your system." it will not help you pass a drug test, stop a pregnancy, or prevent pregnancy after sex.


Lithium does in fact have a false positive in drug testing.


No, lithium carbonate is used as a drug in psychiatry.


Yes. Lithium chloride is the drug of choice for mania.


Lithium carbonate (Li2CO3), lithium citrate (Li3C6H5O7), lithium sulfate (Li2SO4), lithium aspartate and the lithium orotate are classified as mood stabilizers.


A number of chemical salts of lithium are used medically as a mood stabilizing drug, primarily in the treatment of bipolar disorder, where they have a role in the treatment of depression and particularly of mania, both acutely and in the long term. Lithium helps to even the highs and lows of mood associated with this disorder. Not everyone responds the same to a drug. Some people has a negavite response while taking this medication. To some persons it can cause depression.


Medically prescribed lithium will not be detected by a standard pre-employment type drug screen.


no, lithium will not show up on a 5 point or a 10 point drug test


Mood stabilizers (e.g. lithium carbonate, depakote, lamictal, tegretol) and antipsychotics (used for their minor mood stabilization effects, not to treat psychotic symptoms).



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