lithium

Adult
Uses
  • bipolar disorders
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • renal or cardiovascular disease
Drug interactions
  • haloperidol, NSAIDs, calcium channel blockers, acetazolamide, urea
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • fine hand tremor
  • polyuria
  • mild thirst
  • general discomfort
  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • drowsiness
  • muscular weakness
  • lack of coordination
  • ataxia
  • giddiness
  • tinnitus
  • blurred vision
  • large output of diluted urine
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
300mg; 900 - 1200mg twice or three times a day
Monitoring
  • fasting glucose in diabetics
Source of Suggestion