Eskalith

 
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Without a Prescription

Eskalith is prescribed to treat mania (overactive and excitable behaviour), certain types of depression, and a condition known as bipolar disorder (where extreme changes in mood are experienced). Eskalith decreases the intensity and frequency of mood swings.
Eskalith causes little interference with normal emotional reactions.
Eskalith alters the way that nerve cells respond to chemicals that are present in the brain.

Contraindications

Eskalith is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you suffer from thyroid problems;
- If you suffer from psoriasis (a skin problem);
- If you suffer from myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakening disease);
- If you have kidney problems;
- If you have heart problems;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have Addison's disease (a disorder of the adrenal glands);
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;

Interactions

Do not take Eskalith with any of the following drugs:

The ACE inhibitor increases serum levels of Eskalith:
- Trandolapril;
- Spirapril;
- Ramipril;
- Quinapril;
- Perindopril;
- Moexipril;
- Lisinopril;
- Fosinopril;
- Enalapril;
- Cilazapril;
- Captopril;
- Benazepril;

Decreases serum levels of Eskalith:
- Theophylline;
- Oxtriphylline;
- Dyphylline;
- Caffeine;
- Aminophylline;

The thiazide diuretic increases serum levels of Eskalith:
- Trichlormethiazide;
- Quinethazone;
- Polythiazide;
- Metolazone;
- Methyclothiazide;
- Indapamide;
- Hydroflumethiazide;
- Hydrochlorothiazide;
- Cyclothiazide;
- Chlorthalidone;
- Chlorothiazide;
- Benzthiazide;
- Bendroflumethiazide;

Increases serum levels of Eskalith:
- Candesartan;
- Celecoxib;
- Eplerenone;
- Eprosartan;
- Etoricoxib;
- Fluoxetine;
- Fluvoxamine;
- Forasartan;
- Irbesartan;
- Losartan;
- Lumiracoxib;
- Meloxicam;
- Rofecoxib;
- Saprisartan;
- Tasosartan;
- Telmisartan;
- Valdecoxib;
- Valsartan;

The NSAID increases serum levels of Eskalith:
- Piroxicam;
- Phenylbutazone;
- Naproxen;
- Mefenamic acid;
- Ketorolac;
- Indomethacin;
- Ibuprofen;
- Diclofenac;
- Bromfenac;

Possible serotoninergic syndrome with this combination:
- Sibutramine;
- Sumatriptan;

Side Effects

Eskalith side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- A total lack of co-ordination;
- Being sick;
- Blurred vision;
- Diarrhoea;
- Drowsiness;
- Excessive shakiness;
- Fainting;
- Feeling of being slow;
- Inability to urinate (pass water);
- Loss of appetite;
- Muscle weakness;
- Nausea;
- Needing to pass water more often than normal;
- Reduced co-ordination;
- Shakiness;
- Slurred speech or convulsions (fits);

Other Brand Names

In some countries Eskalith may also be known as:
- Eskalith;
- LithoTab;
Without Prescription (2017)