Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium) which include:
lithium ↔ Caffeine
Moderate Drug Interaction
Using caffeine together with lithium may increase the effects of caffeine. Contact your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, muscle weakness, tremor, lack of coordination, blurred vision, or ringing in your ears. If your doctor does prescribe these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment or special test to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
lithium ↔ food
Moderate Food Interaction
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of lithium such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with lithium. Do not use more than the recommended dose of lithium, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium) drug interactions
There are 1210 drug interactions with Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium)
Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium) disease interactions
There are 12 disease interactions with Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium) which include:
- cardiac disease
- renal dysfunction
- sodium depletion
- previous neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS)
- seizure disorders
- hyperprolactinemia/breast cancer
More about Lithium Carbonate ER (lithium)
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- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- 3 Reviews
- FDA Alerts (1)
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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