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How much water shoudl you drink while on lithium treatment?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
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.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Amount of water to drink while taking lithium treatment?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
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.

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Last updated Oct 28, 2018

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