Lithium manufacturer brands vary. Discover the risks of lithium toxicity
Lithium has proved to be an effective treatment for bipolar disorder, a mood disorder in which people experience bouts of depression contrasted with periods of extreme euphoria. That's probably why so many different companies manufacture this drug.
Lithium is sold under various brand names, including Cibalith, Carbolith, Duralith, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid and Lithonate. Certain companies like Apotex Corp also manufacture generic versions of lithium.
Understand the lithium risks if you or a loved one is taking the drug
No matter which brand of lithium you are taking, you need to be aware of the risks associated with this powerful drug. Injuries caused by lithium have also been well documented for over a century. That's why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of lithium from 1949 to 1970.
Lithium overdose injuries still occur and can be extremely serious. Lithium overdoses regularly result in lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity. There are a wide variety of symptoms of lithium poisoning. Relatively mild side effects include tremors, seizures, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In more severe instances, lithium toxicity can produce permanent kidney damage requiring dialysis, severe dehydration or even put patients into a coma. In the most extreme cases, dangerous lithium levels can result in death.
If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of lithium poisoning or lithium toxicity, don't delay. Take action now. Contact an experienced Arizona lithium toxicity lawyer who will fight for your rights. Contact Israel & Gerity, PLLC.
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