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

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.