ESKALITH Reviews

Average Rating: 3.0 (12 Ratings)

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 1  Bipolar Trial Puking up bile. Lack of focus. Lack of concentration. Brain numbness. Would substitute for tea and a brief morning prayer to Jesus. M 23 2 years
900 MG 1X D
7/6/2019
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 1   0 days
10/30/2018
 4  Bipolar disorder 1 Polydypsia, polyuria, hypothroidism. Memory problems. Itís a miracle worker emotional wise. F 23 3 years
1125
8/9/2018
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 5  Bipolar disorder/ depression positives: sleep better, stable mood, not too irritable or crazy =) negatives: water retention/weight gain of about 10lbs, thin and brittle hair, hair loss, acne, metallic taste in mouth, sensitive teeth, dry skin and I sure sweat more. Have tried to quit this medication a number of times in the last 16 years and it is always a mistake to go off of it for me. F 33 16 years
450mg 2X D
1/29/2016
 4  Bipolar Weight gain- 30lbs, Exhaustion, Hair falling out, Acne, Thirst, Nausea, Diahhrea often. All of these side effects except for weight gain occurred cuz I was on too high of a dose. I have to be on a very high dose because my body flushes out lithium faster than most. I take 1800 mg a day and my blood level is at the lower end of the therapeutic range kind of interesting. If you wxperience hair loss major acne or diahhrea ask your doctor about it cuz you don't wanna get toxic. Anyway most of my side effects are gone now that my dose was lowered. Lithium has been the most helpful medicine yet despite the frustrating side effects Extremely effective anti manic for me. Had two major 5 month long manic episodes two years in a row and have been fairly stable since. Not as effective for depression but still helps. Been able to get my shit together, get sober and focus on my future F 22 2 years
1800
1/16/2016
 5  Bipolar I Sedation, issues with toxicity if I skip a meal, stomache pain Works well, side effects are tiresome as they are with all of the mood stabilisers but overall the drug does it's job. F 34 1 years
6/27/2009
 1  behavior issues mental slowness, satanic thoughts, possible delay of puberty This stuff was hell for me. . . somewhat literally! Those thoughts would stick in my head. Not only that, but they would corrupt my good thoughts. I had almost no filter. I was also numbed to the emotional aspects of good and evil. The dark side would have seemed just another side of things had it not been for my intellectual knowledge and the grace of God. I would also be paranoid that gang writing and stuff was satanic. Stay away from those drugs and especially don't drug your kids on them. F 29 2.5 years
3/27/2009
 4  Bipolar I Weight gain (165 to 180 inone summer) which is OK, I am a 6'2" male and needed the weight. I didn't use to eat. Always drinking water and must urinate hourly. Starting to have high blood pressure and am wondering if it is the lithium. I put up a big curb on my rage. Everything used to bother me and piss me off severly. Now I can still be irritable but can think things throgh enough to not have sudden rage issues. MADE ME EMPLOYABLE! M 37 4 times
1/12/2008
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 3  bi polor weight gain, no need to sleep, stay hungry, constant thirst last resort for anxity and depression, is effective M 55 15 days
10/23/2007
 1  misdiagnosed bi-polar extreme exhaustion, delayed reaction time, slurred speech I've watched my mother on these meds since I was small. When they gave them to me, I was hesitant about taking them, but at the time I figured I needed them. Now I know better and I'll never take this again. F 21 2 days
4/18/2007
 4  bipolar disorder tremor, dry mouth, drowsiness I have been taking eskalith for about 5 years now. I was previously taking depakote for my bipolar disorder. I find eskalith to work in a more even steady way. F 20
9/9/2004
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11/4/2002
  

ESKALITH  (LITHIUM CARBONATE):  This medication is used to treat manic-depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It works to stabilize the mood and reduce extremes in behavior by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Some of the benefits of continued use of this medication include decreasing how often manic episodes occur and decreasing the symptoms of manic episodes such as exaggerated feelings of well-being, feelings that others wish to harm you, irritability, anxiousness, rapid/loud speech, and aggressive/hostile behaviors.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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