Lithium is used to treat manic-depressive disorders and the manic phase of affective disorders, including mania. The therapeutic window is relatively small. Therapeutic drug monitoring is useful to optimize dose and avoid toxicity.
No special preparation is needed for Lithium. Inform your doctor if you are on any medications or have any underlying medical conditions or allergies before undergoing Lithium. Your doctor depending on your condition will give specific instructions.
|UNISEX||All age groups||> 1.5meq/L is toxic|