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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yiou
User :   hello
User :   My husband have Manic depression disorder
User :   he is advised to take Lithosun 300mg
User :   i want to know .. is ther any side afects of taking this tab...
Doctor :   Lithosun is Lithium basically
Doctor :   it has side effects
Doctor :   Before that lemme know
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   Age : 28 yeasr Occupation : softwaer engineer Location : Marital status Married Weight And Height : 5.11 And 88 Kg
User :   we got married 8 months..
User :   Can we have plan for at this time and and does it continue with our children too
User :   Can we have children at this time and does thi saffect our children

Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   SO we are speaking bout lithium
User :   i dint get any answers for my queries

User :   yes
Doctor :   Yoiu were asking about side effects of it

User :   yes

Doctor :   Baically the therapetic index is low for it
User :   Can we have children during thi stime

Doctor :   means the lithium should not tbe taken more
User :   does this continue with our children
Doctor :   or should not be taken less to treat teh person
Doctor :   Yiou can go for kids
User :   he is taking 1200mg per day

Doctor :   It is said that the pregnant woman taking lithium should be at risk
User :   i have read in many articles that.. it is hereditory...

Doctor :   do yiou mean the MDI
Doctor :   what your husband has now
User :   and ther might be a chance of children might get the disorder later in their future
User :   s
User :   MDi
Doctor :   The hereditary is not a risk factor
Doctor :   though there are chancess of transmitting to next gen

Doctor :   It's not known what causes bipolar disorder. But a variety of biochemical, genetic and environmental factors seem to be involved in causing and triggering bipolar episodes

User :   ok

Doctor :   t's not known what causes bipolar disorder. But a variety of biochemical, genetic and environmental factors seem to be involved in causing and triggering bipolar episodes
User :   ok..
User :   Contra Indication (Do not take if you have) Severe renal and cardiac disease; severe dehydration, sodium depletion, debilitation.

Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   that s true
User :   what does this mean?... Do not take if u have

Doctor :   heart disease or kidney failure
Doctor :   and diarrhoea leading to dehydration
Doctor :   etc
User :   waht precation to take
Doctor :   DO not take any other medications
Doctor :   without doc advice
Doctor :   Follow the medicines as per advice
Doctor :   Monitor serum lithium levels (twice wkly or more frequently in acute phase; at least every 2 mth during maintenance).

Doctor :   or as per doctor advice
Doctor :   Report to the doctor if you have severe diarrohoes, mood swings, muclse weakness
Doctor :   rash
Doctor :   etc
User :   ok..

Doctor :   Lithium interacts with many other medicnies
Doctor :   so dont take other medicine with out asking yiour doctor
Doctor :   It can lead to wt gain, swelling of the hands and legs
Doctor :   then see the doctor
User :   ok..

Doctor :   Finally what i would say is follow up with the doc is most imp
Doctor :   and checking for Lithium levels in teh blood
User :   yeah.. we r following..

Doctor :   That is fine then
User :   i wa sonly worried abt the hereditory
Doctor :   anthinng else I can answer fo ryouj
Doctor :   Dont worry

User :   no.. nothing else
Doctor :   no every child has MDI
User :   thanks a lot Docter
Doctor :   born to
Doctor :   a dad of same conditiin
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Plea fill the feedback
Doctor :   are yiou there
User :   s

Doctor :   Please confirme the details
User :   ok

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User :   yes
Doctor :   Thanks
Doctor :   please refer yoiur friends
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