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Mood Stabilizers
Lithium (eskalith)

  • normal salt intake, 2-3L of luid daily, no caffiene

Lithium therapeutic level

  • 0.4 – 1.0mg/L

Lithium toxicity – early signs

  • n/v/d
  • thirst
  • polyuria
  • slurred speech
  • muscle weakness

Side Effects of Lithium

  • Fine hand tremors
  • mild thirst
  • polyuria
  • weight gain

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