What is Lithium Citrate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Litarex


Lithium citrate is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania in people with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents, which work by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. As citrate it is prepared as a solution and syrup with 300 mg/5 mL, equivalent to amount of lithium in lithium carbonate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 3 0
Bipolar disorder 1 0
Bipolar rapid cycling 1 1
Primary lateral sclerosis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lithium Citrate

Side effect Patients
Tremor in hands 1
Weight gain 1


Based on patients currently taking Lithium Citrate

Dosage Patients
4 capsule(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lithium Citrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Expense 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Lithium Citrate


Currently taking Lithium Citrate

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Lithium Citrate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lithium Citrate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Lithium Sulfate 1

Patients stopped taking Lithium Citrate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lithium Citrate.