Lithium Formulations & Dosages

This video podcast will be discussed in the following sections:


1. Available lithium formulations and dosages.
2. Lithium Citrate vs Lithium Carbonate.
3. Which lithium formulation & dosing is preferred?
4. Serum lithium level in bipolar:

  • Minimum efficacious serum lithium level for long-term treatment?
  • Serum lithium level for optimal treatment response?
  • How much reduction in lithium level can increase the risk of relapse?

Correction in the above video: Elimination half-life for lithium carbonate: 18-36 hours.

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