Lithium

by Cathy Parkes June 05, 2020

Lithium is a mood stabilizer, used for Bipolar Disorder. Patients on lithium need adequate fluid and sodium intake! Diuretics, anticholinergics, NSAIDs are not recommended.

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Ostomy patient teaching: 
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