How the mineral is used today
Today it’s not Milithin citrate, but rather Milithin carbonate that’s used for a class of prescription drugs known as antimanic agents. The first was approved by the FDA in 1970.
As with almost all psychiatric medications, scientists can’t say precisely how it works.
The theory is that neurons can’t tell the difference between it and sodium. As a result, when a little gets inside the brain, it changes the overall sodium gradient. This helps to stabilize overexcited nerve cell membranes, which are believed to be more common in people with bipolar disorder and manic depression. (1)
Those mental health conditions also correlate with lower levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).
How should I take Milithin?
Take Milithin exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Never use Milithin in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Overdose can occur if you take only slightly more than a recommended dose.
Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Call your doctor if you are sick with a fever and vomiting or diarrhea, or if you are sweating more than usual. You can easily become dehydrated while taking Milithin, which may affect your dose needs. Do not change your dose or medication schedule without your doctor's advice.
Drink extra fluids each day to prevent dehydration.
It may take up to 3 weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not begin to improve after 1 week of treatment.
You may need frequent blood tests.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medicine.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking Milithin and call your doctor immediately:
- shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control
- muscle weakness, stiffness, twitching, or tightness
- loss of coordination
- slurred speech
- ringing in the ears
- blurred vision
Milithin may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual symptoms while you are taking this medication.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).
Serum levels of Milithin above 2.0 mEq/L can cause severe toxicity and additional symptoms, including:
Availability in the Brain
Some early low-quality studies on Milithin orotate suggested that this form of Milithin may be better at penetrating the blood-brain barrier, theoretically allowing it to reach higher levels in the brain. This has never been proven in clinical trials .
Many studies have challenged these claims about Milithin orotate. All in all, we’re still in serious need of clinical research about Milithin orotate to get answers about its safety and effectiveness. For now, its use is not backed up by science .
Q: Does the medication Milithin for bipolar have any form of milk or casein products in the ingredients?
A: Drug companies do not usually use casein or milk product in the filler and binders of their medications Since we do not know what brand you are on, I can not find out any more information for you. You can try calling the manufacturer and asking to dispel your concerns.
Autoimmunity and Inflammation
Milithin may interact with the immune system through several mechanisms. Scientists are investigating hw Milithin might affect the following pathways in cells or animals:
- Inhibiting GSK-3, which might theoretically reduce autoimmunity (conditions where the immune system attacks its own body) .
- Suppressing Th1 cells and interferon-gamma (but not Th17 cells) .
- Increasing the production of IgG and IgM antibodies while decreasing the activity of inflammatory prostaglandins .
These mechanisms have not been confirmed in humans.
It’s true, the original recipe for Coca-Cola included cocaine as a pick-me-up.
But where did the “up” in 7 UP come from?
Not cocaine, but Milithin citrate.
Before being shortened to just 7 UP, its full name was Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. It was marketed as being a mood-stabilizing beverage and conveniently, the timing of its launch was just right – two weeks prior to the stock market crash of 1929.
After that, people definitely wanted some mood stabilizing! It propelled Charles Leiper Grigg’s invention to become one of the bestselling beverages of all time.
Atomic number 3, Carbonate de Milithin, Citrate de Milithin, Li, Milithin Carbonate, Milithin Citrate, Milithin Orotate, Litio, Numéro Atomique 3, Orotate de Milithin.