Lithium Succinate

(USAN, rINN)
Synonyms: Litio, succinato de.
Cyrillic synonym: Лития Сукцинат.

💊 Chemical information

Chemical formula: C4H6O4.xLi. CAS — 16090-09-8.
ATC — D11AX04.
ATC Vet — QD1 1AX04.

💊 Profile

Lithium succinate is reported to have anti-inflammatory properties and is used as an 8% cream or ointment, usually with zinc sulfate. It is applied twice daily initially in the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis. It should be used with caution in patients with psoriasis as it may exacerbate their condition.
1. Gould DJ, et al. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial of lithium succinate ointment in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. J Am Acad Dermatol 1992; 26: 452–7
2. Cuelenaere C, et al. Use of topical lithium succinate in the treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis. Dermatology 1992; 184: 194–7
3. Langtry JA, et al. Topical lithium succinate ointment (Efalith) in the treatment of AIDS-related seborrhoeic dermatitis. Clin Exp Dermatol 1997; 22: 216–19.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Arg.: Litiofarm†; Austria: Efalith; Belg.: Efalith; Ger.: Efadermin; Irl.: Efalith; Switz.: Efalith.
Published December 23, 2018.