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What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle twitches, difficulty walking, slurred speech, nystagmus, and seizures. Management is to reduce dose or temporarily stop the drug. Lithium levels need to be monitored regularly, and kept in therapeutic range (maintenance .6 - 1 mmol/l).
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Lithium: I agree with dr. Pappas. Treating toxicity is an emergency to prevent organ damage.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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