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Can you tell me if lithobid (lithium carbonate) and acetaminophen can mix safely?

Possibly. There is some chance that they could raise the risk of drowsiness, dizziness, poor concentration and judgement. So, until you discover how you react - play it safe and avoid driving or operating machinery, etc. If you don't like the results - don't mix them. If needed, give it a careful trial. Best! Read more...

Why my doctor wants me to take 1200 mg of lithobid (lithium carbonate) before bedtime?

Sedation. Some doctors dose lithium at bedtime to minimize the side effects you could experience during the day. Some people may feel drowsy with lithium at bedtime. Read more...

How long does it take lithium to take effect for my depressive episode? I'm currently at lithobid (lithium carbonate) 800 mg daily

Depends. Lithium is usually given for mood swings of which depression is one of the moods. Antidepressant is usually given with the lithium to treat the depression and the lithium acts as a stabilizer. You should also have a lithium level to see if you are in the therapeutic range of 0.5 to 1.2meq/l. Read more...
Depends. One must first be at a therapeutic level of lithium - this is determined by a lab test. Time to take effect can vary from days to several weeks. Given your other conditions your depression may not be solved by just lithium. Alcohol is a depressant and does not mix well with medication. Therapy may also help with your personality disorder. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns. Read more...