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Lithium (Definition)

Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more


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Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Is lithium orotate safe to take?

Lithium orotate: Lithium orotate is reported to be a form of lithium which increases the lithium level inside cells. Lithium is not a vitamin but an element which usually exists in salt form and is used by psychiatrists to stabilize mood. Usually we monitor kidney & thyroid function while people take lithium in the usual forms prescribed. Probably these same tests should be done periodically if you take orotate ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

Is it possible for you to overdose on lithium orotate?

We don' t answer : Questions like this for obvious reasons. I will tell you that the most likely outcome would be living like a vegetable in a nursing home and being on dialysis. If. You are suicidal, help is available. Contact 911 and get emergency treatment. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You will feel good again if you can ride out this temporary pain. You deserve help. Don't refuse it. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

Whats the difference between lithium orotate and lithium aspartate?

Lithium: Lithium orotate is a salt of orotic acid & lithium. It is used as a dietary supplement to treat conditions such as poor memory & mood changes. Lithium aspartate is an Amino Acid (aspartic acid) bound to lithium. It is also a dietary supplement claimed to slow brain aging & improve moods. Consult your doctor before trying any such supplements. ...Read more

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Help! Is 100 mg lithium orotate dangerous for someone weighing 103 pounds?

Help! Is 100 mg lithium orotate dangerous for someone weighing 103 pounds?

Unknown: I say "unknown" because dietary supplements are not regulated like medication so you may either be getting more or less than the intended amount. Most dietary supplements don't even contain what they say they do. Lithium carbonate (a medication) 100mg is safe so long as you're not dehydrated, and not taking NSAIDs or certain anti-hypertensives. A blood draw can verify safety. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 100 mg OTC lithium orotate dangerous?

Possibly: It is not a great idea to take a medication like lithium, or any mood stabilizer, in an otc method. You may not get the results that are best and being monitored is part of the process. ...Read more

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Help! Is 100 mg OTC lithium orotate dangerous to take in an hour?

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Lithium: I would not recommend Lithium unless by prescription & closely monitored. ...Read more

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Can lithium orotate cause constipation?

Can lithium orotate cause constipation?

No : It is, however, possible to get diarrhea from it. Please don't use this unless you are under a doctor 's care and are having lithium levels done. ...Read more

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Could i take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

Could i take lithium orotate and citalopram together safely?

POssibly safe: There are no absolute contraindications, but there may be some risk of your mood switching to mania or hypomania, or even into a mixed mood or rapid cycling state. There is to date no evidence that antidepressants alone or with lithium cure bipolar depression, talk to your psychiatrist about other options such as Latuda (lurasidone) which is approved for the treatment of bipolar depression alone or with lith. ...Read more