- Are Seroquel and Lithium the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Seroquel?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lithium?
- What Is Seroquel?
- What Is Lithium?
- What Drugs Interact with Seroquel?
- What Drugs Interact with Lithium?
- How Should Seroquel Be Taken?
- How Should Lithium Be Taken?
Are Seroquel and Lithium the Same Thing?
Seroquel and lithium belong to different drug classes. Seroquel is an antipsychotic and lithium is an alkali-metal.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Seroquel?
Common side effects of Seroquel include:
- mood or behavior changes,
- stomach pain,
- upset stomach,
- trouble sleeping,
- dry mouth,
- sore throat,
- breast swelling or discharge,
- missed menstrual periods,
- increased appetite, or
- weight gain.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lithium?
Common side effects of Lithium include:
- hand tremor
- increased dilute urination
- mild thirst
- muscular weakness, and
- lack of coordination
What Is Seroquel?
What Is Lithium?
Lithium is an alkali-metal indicated in the treatment of manic episodes of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder, Manic (DSM-IV) is equivalent to Manic Depressive illness, Manic, in the older DSM-II terminology. Lithobid is also indicated as a maintenance treatment for individuals with a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Maintenance therapy reduces the frequency of manic episodes and diminishes the intensity of those episodes which may occur.
What Drugs Interact With Seroquel?
Seroquel may also interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety), medications to treat Parkinson's disease, steroids, antibiotics, antifungal medications, anti-malaria medications, heart rhythm medicines, medications to treat HIV or AIDS, or migraine headache medicines.
What Drugs Interact With Lithium?
Lithium may also interact with acetazolamide, urea, xanthine preparations, alkalinizing agents such as sodium bicarbonate, iodide preparations, metronidazole, fluoxetine, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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