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In the US, Lithium (lithium systemic) is a member of the drug class antimanic agents and is used to treat Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Cluster Headaches, Cyclothymic Disorder, Depression, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Mania and Schizoaffective Disorder.

US matches:

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


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Foreign Names

  • Lithium (Latin)
  • Lithium (German)
  • Lithium (French)
  • Litio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Lithium (PH: USP 41)
  • Lithium aceticum (IS)
  • DL-Asparaginsäure, Monolithiumsalz-1-Wasser (IS)
  • Lithium asparagicum (IS)
  • Lithium DL-asparaginat-1-Wasser (IS)
  • Lithium Carbonate (OS: JAN, USAN)
  • CP 15467-61 (IS)
  • Lithii carbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Lithium (carbonate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lithium carbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lithium Carbonate (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Lithiumcarbonat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • CCRIS 5924 (IS)
  • NSC 327172 (IS)
  • Lithii citras (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lithium (citrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lithium Citrate (PH: BP 2018, USP 41)
  • Lithium citrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Lithiumcitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • D-Gluconsäure, Lithiumsalz (IS)
  • Lithium gluconicum (IS)
  • Lithium-D-gluconat (IS)

Brand Names


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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