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What does lithium do?

What does lithium do?

Lithium: Lithium is a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder with one of the highest efficacy rates upto 70 & and also decreases incidence of self harm. Its postulated that lithium blocks the sodium gated channels of the brain cells which release glutamate that excites the brain and is believed to contribute in bipolar and seizure and then it effectively enhances gaba which calms the brain down and helps. ...Read more

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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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Can i smoke hash if i am taking lithium ??

Can i smoke hash if i am taking lithium ??

Although there is no: specific drug interaction, THC increases the severity of alcoholic, non-alcoholic & Hepatitis C -related fatty liver. Therefore, your using "hash" is detrimental to your health, given your condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lithium?

What is the definition or description of: lithium?

Lithium: 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 needed when taking lithium. ...Read more

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Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Can lithium be used for insomnia?

Not directly: Sleep disturbance is an important part of bipolar disorder, for which lithium is a longstanding and effective treatment. By evening out the mood disturbance, lithium can normalize sleep pattern. But in this way it's taken daily, and is not helpful as an "as needed" sleep medication for non-bipolar people. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?

What are symptoms  of lithium toxicity?

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). ...Read more

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Can everybody have lithium in their blood?

Can everybody have lithium in their blood?

Probably : Lithium does occur naturally in most vertebrates including humans, but in extremely micro-quantities. It is one of the trace elements required for normal body and mind functioning, similar to zinc, cadmium, copper, selenium. Lithium as a medication for mood disorders probably works differently though. ...Read more

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What is considered a fatal dose of lithium?

What is considered a fatal dose of lithium?

Varies: serious and harmful drug overdoses vary especially with drugs like lithium. it depends on several factors . best to avoid overdose is to work closely with your prescribing physician ...Read more

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What is considered a fatal dose of lithium?

What is considered a fatal dose of lithium?

Blood serum level: Serious, often fatal consequences occur when the blood serum concentrations are found to be of more than 2 mq per liter. More important than the dose taken is the individual's accumulation and only medical measures can determine this. It is a very poor choice for anyone to make when feeling overwhelmed by life. If this is you. Call 1-800-273-8255 for confidential help. ...Read more

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Can lithium cause my kidneys to be stresses?

Can lithium cause my kidneys to be stresses?

Kidney stress: Yes, long-term lithium use can stress your kidneys. This is why doctors periodically check your kidney function studies along with parameters of your mood disorder. If there are abnormalities, they can be dealt with early -- and possibly change medications if need be. ...Read more

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How can you safely have alcohol while taking lithium?

How can you safely have alcohol while taking lithium?

Alcohol/Lithium: Absolutely not. You risk further toxicity to your liver, heart & kidneys. Please be careful. ...Read more

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