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Lithium carbonate
Lithium carbonate
Systematic name Lithium carbonate
Other names Carbolith®, Cibalith-S®,
Duralith®, Eskalith®,
Lithane®, Lithizine®,
Lithobid®, Lithonate®
and Lithotabs®
Molecular formula Li2CO3
Molar mass xx.xx g/mol
Density x.xxx g/cm3
Solubility (water) x.xx g/l
Melting point xx.x °C
Boiling point xx.x °C
CAS number [xx-xx-xx]
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Medical uses

Main article: Lithium pharmacology

Lithium carbonate is used as a mood stabilizer in psychiatric treatment of manic states and bipolar disorder. The lithium ions interfere with complex chemical reactions that relay and amplify messages carried to the cells of the brain. [1]

Lithium carbonate is sold as Carbolith®, Cibalith-S®, Duralith®, Eskalith®, Lithane®, Lithizine®, Lithobid®, Lithonate®, Lithotabs® and Priadel®.

Safety issues

possesses low margin of safety : causes adverse effects like arrhythemia, confusion, convultion, and may lead to coma. may also cause abnormal formation of fetus.

See also

References

  1. Medical use


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