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amount of water to drink while taking lithium treatment?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Consistent: Whatever your normal fluid intake is during the beginning of treatment, when your doctor is checking lithium levels, is what you should continue once your dose has stabilized. Your doctor should explain to you all the things that can affect your lithium levels (dehydration, over-hydration, certain drugs, etc.). The important thing is to avoid extremes. Talk to your doc for specifics.
Answered on Jul 19, 2012

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