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Re: Starting Lithium--should I ask for ER version? Ritch

Posted by Chloe on May 14, 2002, at 14:25:37

In reply to Re: Starting Lithium--should I ask for ER version? JohnX2, posted by Ritch on May 14, 2002, at 9:16:42

> There is Eskalith CR (coated release), and it is a scored 450mg tab only (unless they have changed things since I last took it in 1992).

Hey Mitch,
I take the Eskilith CR. But the CR stands for "controlled release." It's a hard, densely packed, scored yellow pill, that in theory is release gradually in the stomach and small intestine.

I find it works very well for me, since I can take a small dose, like 1/2 of the 450 mg pill without effecting the extended release.

It's not cheap though. It's a brand name, costs about $20 a month...instead of the $3 or 4 you mentioned.

Got to love this lithium trivia!




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