Lithium

by Cathy Parkes June 05, 2020 Updated: December 29, 2021

Lithium

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

Check out our full article on lithium, and other medications for Bipolar, in our Pharmacology series.



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