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Lithium citrate vs lithium carbonate

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Mood stabilizer: Lithium is a metalic element (atomic number 3) that is used as a mood stabilizer, to treat depression and bipolar disorder. Lithium citrate is one of ... Read More
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Liquid form: Lithium citrate is the liquid form of lithium. 8meq of citrate is equivalent to 300mg of carbonate. Same benefits and risks.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lithium : Li citrate is the liquid form of lithium, usually used for younger kids & ones who can't swallow large pills or capsules.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Lithium carbonate: Lithium carbonate is most frequently prescribed to treat lability in bipolar disorder, as well as schizoaffective disorder. It can be used to augment ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Bipolar: Lithium is one of many mood stabilizers used to treat bipolar do. Other possibilities include depakote, lamictal, tegretol, trileptal, seroquel, abili... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
32 years experience
Mood stabilizer: It's one of the oldest mood stabilizer medication for treatment of bipolar disorder. It's naturally occurring salt not very different than table salt.... Read More
Dr. Brian Writer
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Lithium: Lithium carbonate is a medication approved to treat bipolar type 1 acute manic episodes. It is also used for as maintenance therapy to prevent future ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not measurable: Lithium is an ion found in nature, so we all have some in our blood. But levels are not usually measurable unless we're taking Lithium Carbonate... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Depends: Lithium is prescribed for bipolar disorder and certain types of depression. Trifluoperazine is an antipsychotic prescribed mainly for psychotic disor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Lithium Carbonate: If you have bipolar disorder and your doctor has prescribed lithium carbonate, you can expect more mood stability -- less problems with depression and... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Not a DIY project: It's formed by professional chemists in a specially equipped laboratory. The techniques and 'recipe' are protected by patent until it becomes generic,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lithobid (lithium carbonate): Lithium is contraindicated in ones with significant kidney or cardiovascular diseases, severe dehydration, sodium deficiency, pregnant women, some diu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Even disposition: This medication is used to help even out moods. It should provide a steadier mood state.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
No particular diet: Salt will lower lithium levels. Diuretics, nonsteroidal analgesics (advil, ibuprophrn, etc) & fluid loss (diarrhea, sweating, vomiting) can raise lit... Read More
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