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Anti-inflammatories and lithium SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on April 8, 2023, at 8:45:25

In reply to Re: Astaxanthin..antidepressant too. Jay2112, posted by SLS on April 4, 2023, at 20:29:38

> A course of Prednisone did very little to help. Anti-inflammatories work better for me.

Prednisone *is* an anti-inflammatory, a corticosteroid -- an NSAID without the "N", so to speak. Is stronger than the endogenous cortisol.

> What I learned with all of this is that NSAIDs increase lithium blood levels. I can't believe that I had never encountered this information during the last 40 years.

I've been aware of it for some time, but for most of the time I've been familiar with lithium, I didn't know about it at all. I had read the prescribing information for lithium and it wasn't mentioned, or at least not as prominently as warranted given the prevalence of NSAID use.





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