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Licab Xl 400mg Tablet

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Licab Xl 400 MG Description

Licab XL tablet is used to treat adults with bipolar disorder and mania. It's also used to address a variety of behavioural problems. It reduces the number and severity of manic episodes. Other uses

of the Licab XL tablet include treating conditions like aggressive behaviour, sleeplessness, hyperactivity, etc. With the Licab XL tablet, you will carry out daily activities more comfortably. This tablet should be taken with food every day at the same time to maintain constant levels in the body. It helps to stay calm, reduce anxiety, and soothe excess nerves activity. Licab XL may cause weight gain, controlled by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. It may take 1-3 weeks to notice the effects of this tablet, though this varies from person to person. Don't stop taking this medicine without informing your doctor, even if you feel better.


Product Summary

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ContainsLithium(400.0 Mg)
UsesInsomnia, Bipolar disorder, behavioural disorders
Side effectsTremors, slurred speech, nausea, acne, an increased white blood cell count, memory loss.
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Uses of Licab Xl 400 MG

  • As per CDSCO, the Licab tablet is used to treat manic depression.
  • It is also used in the treatment of bipolar disorders.

Contraindications of Licab Xl 400 MG

Patients with a known allergy to Lithium should not take this medication. Due to the increased risk of the patient's condition worsening, this medicine is not recommended for patients with heart dise...
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Side effects of Licab Xl 400 MG

  • Tremor
  • Slurred speech
  • Uncoordinated body movements
  • Nausea
  • Acne
  • Memory impairment
  • Hair loss

Precautions and Warnings of Licab Xl 400 MG



Can I take a Licab XL tablet during pregnancy?
Licab XL tablet should not be used during pregnancy because there is evidence of risk to the developing infant. It is prescribed by a doctor in some life-threatening situations; Please seek medical advice.

Breast Feeding

Can I take a Licab XL tablet while breastfeeding?
This medicine can pass through breast milk. It is only given to pregnant women if it is essential. Excess sleep, irritability, and other behavioural problems must all be monitored in the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken a Licab XL tablet?
Licab XL tablet may have harmful effects like sleepiness, dizziness, etc., that impair your driving ability.


Can I consume alcohol with a Licab XL tablet?
It is not recommended to drink alcohol with this medicine. It increases the risk of side effects such as dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and impaired judgement.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have thyroid and kidney problems.
  • You may experience diarrhoea and dehydration during this course of medication. Drink plenty of water and keep your salt intake in check.
  • You gain weight.
  • You develop stomach discomfort, speech issues, or significant drowsiness.

Mode of Action of Licab Xl 400 MG

How Does It Work?

The lithium mode of action is not well known. It functions in many ways. Lithium helps to stabilise mood and reduce the excess activity of the brain. It also balances the activity of certain chemical ...
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Directions for Use of Licab Xl 400 MG

  • Follow your doctor's directions for Licab XL tablet dosage and duration.
  • Take the whole pill at once. It is not a chewable tablet. Do not cut, crush or break it in any way.
  • Don't stop the medicine suddenly if you've been taking it regularly.
  • Take a Licab XL tablet at a set time.

Interactions of Licab Xl 400 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Diabetic medications may be affected by the Licab Xl tablet. Blood glucose levels must be closely monitored.
  • Medicines like furosemide can raise lithium levels; it's not a good idea to take them together. It can cause drowsiness, muscle weakness, blurred vision, and vomiting.
  • High blood pressure medicines such as captopril and enalapril can raise lithium levels; hence they should not be taken at the same time.

Interactions with food items

  • Caffeine may reduce the amount of Lithium in the body and reduce the medication's effectiveness.
  • If salt consumption increases, this medicine can damage the kidneys.

Storage and disposal of Licab Xl 400 MG

Medicines should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Do not freeze medicines unless the box insert states otherwise. Medicines should be kept safely in cabinets w...
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Dosage of Licab Xl 400 MG


  • If you have overdosed on this medicine, consult the doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdose are drowsiness, imbalance, diarrhoea, vomit, blurred vision, fits, slurred speech, and ringing in the ears...
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Missed a Dose

If you miss a dose of Licab, take it as soon as you recall. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missed dose and take the current one. If you've missed too many doses recently, talk to your doct...
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Content Details


Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is it possible for Licab XL Tablet to promote weight gain?

A: Licab XL tablet has the potential to cause weight gain. If you think you're gaining or losing too much weight, talk to your doctor about it. The doctor can determine whether the weight gain or loss is due to this tablet or something else.

Q: Can Licab XL tablet make me sleepy?

  • Yes, the Licab XL tablet can cause sleepiness, dizziness, and disorientation.
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Last Updated on: 10 Feb 2022 | 09:31 AM (IST)
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