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Once daily lithium?

Posted by SLS on February 8, 2018, at 13:42:55

I'm curious as to how people take their lithium. I have always taken simple lithium carbonate (not slow-release) twice a day.

There are a whole bunch of articles describing the benefits of once-daily dosing of lithium taken at night. The most compelling finding is that this dosing schedule results in less renal impairment. The explanation given is that the kidneys need time during the day for which the level of lithium in the blood drops low enough for them to repair themselves. Once-a-day dosing allows for a lower trough blood level for a longer period of time than divided dosing.


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