Missed Lithium Dose for 4 Days
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Q:  Missed Lithium Dose for 4 Days


my soon to be spouse has been bipolar since the 2 of us have been togeather he takes 2 tablets of lithium per day i am not sure what miligram he missed taking his dosage 4 days, would this cause him to become irrational and moody in just 3 days. he did get his pills and now he just seems to be really tired and unsettled?


Dear Ms. A' --
Yes, that could do what you described, though in many people it would not. In other words, what happens when people stop their lithium for 4 days varies, but some can see a change very quickly.

Dr. Phelps



Published December, 2003

 

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