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Licab 300mg Tablet

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Licab 300 MG Description

Licab is a medication containing lithium. Lithium acts as a mood stabiliser. Licab helps in conditions with mania or an unstable mood. The exact mechanism of action of lithium is not known. Howeve

r, it acts on neurotransmitters, including catecholamines and serotonin. This might be related to action on sodium channels. Licab is contraindicated in pregnancy, especially in the initial period. In case of planning a pregnancy, inform the physician in advance. Licab also affects the kidneys. The dose of Licab must be carefully regulated. It should only be taken in the dose prescribed by the physician.


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ContainsLithium(300.0 Mg)
UsesManic episodes of Bipolar Disorder.
Side effectsLithium Toxicity, Tremors, Seizures, Cardiac arrhythmias, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
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Uses of Licab 300 MG

  • Treatment of manic episodes of Bipolar Disorder.
  • Maintenance treatment for individuals with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder.

Contraindications of Licab 300 MG

  • If you suffer from a renal disease
  • If you have a cardiovascular disease (heart disease)
  • If you suffer from severe debilitation or weakness
  • If you have dehydration
  • If you have reduced levels of sodium

Side effects of Licab 300 MG

  • Tremors
  • Dizziness
  • Orthostatic hypotension(mild dizziness when standing up from a sitting or lying down position)
  • Seizures
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Brugada Syndrome (a rare heart condition)

Precautions and Warnings of Licab 300 MG



Can I take Licab during pregnancy?
This medication is unsafe during pregnancy. Inform your doctor regarding your pregnancy or intention to conceive at the time of prescription of Licab.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Licab while breastfeeding?
This medication is unsafe during breastfeeding. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding at the time of prescription of Licab.


Can I drive if I have taken Licab?
This medication can cause drowsiness, dizziness and sleepiness. It is not advisable to drive or operate any other heavy machinery when using this medication.


Can I consume alcohol with the Licab?
Consuming alcohol with this medication can cause serious side effects like seizures, sedation, respiratory depression, hallucinations, and coma. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are facing any problems such as tremors or diarrhoea.
  • You conceive during the course of the medicine or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Licab is not safe in children less than 12 years of age.

Mode of Action of Licab 300 MG

How Does It Work?

Even after years of use, the exact mechanism of action of Licab is not known. There are chemical messengers in the brain known as neurotransmitters. Lithium is said to modify the levels of the neurotr...
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Directions for Use of Licab 300 MG

  • Licab should be taken as prescribed by the doctor.
  • It is advised to take this medication at the same time every day for optimal pharmacological effects.
  • This medicine can be taken with or without food.
  • Swallow this medication as a whole.
  • Do not crush, chew or break this tablet.
  • It is recommended to finish the full course of this medication as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Abrupt stoppage of the medication can cause withdrawal side effects. Consult your doctor before stopping this medication.

Interactions of Licab 300 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Licab should be used with caution with other antipsychotic medications. It is especially dangerous when taken with haloperidol. Concomitant use can cause weakness, tiredness, fever, tremors, and chang...
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  • Caution is needed when using Licab along with painkillers belonging to the class of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti inflammatory agents). It can result in symptoms of lithium toxicity such as diarrhoea, vo...
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  • Use of Licab along with diuretics or ACE inhibitors (for example, to control blood pressure) can affect sodium levels.

Interactions with food items

  • There are no specific restrictions related to food.

Storage and disposal of Licab 300 MG

Store in a cool and dry place away from direct light and moisture. Do not use the medicine after the date of expiration. Keep the tablets away from children and pets. Do not flush the medication down ...
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Dosage of Licab 300 MG


Taking Licab in quantities greater than prescribed can result in toxicity. Symptoms of Licab overdose include weakness, drowsiness, tremors, and diarrhoea. In case of a suspected overdose, rush the pa...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of this tablet, it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the duration missed is too long, and it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the re...
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: I have been taking Licab for 2 years. Now I have been diagnosed with a thyroid problem. Can I continue using this tablet?

A: Thyroid hormone levels need to be monitored when taken with Licab. You must consult your doctor to know if any dose adjustment is needed.

Q: Since I started Licab, I feel very thirsty. I also feel like visiting the bathroom more often. Is this normal?

A: In the initial period, Licab can cause a mild increase in thirst and increased frequency of urination. In case of any continued discomfort, consult your physician to know if the medication can be continued. Do not stop consumption of the tablet abruptly.

Q: I have been prescribed Licab. However, after taking it for two months, I feel better. Can I stop the tablet now?

A: Licab should only be taken as per the instructions of a physician or psychiatrist. Abruptly starting or stopping the tablet can be dangerous.
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Last Updated on: 16 Feb 2022 | 05:09 PM (IST)
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