How to Minimize Renal Damage Risk with Chronic Lithium Use?
By Harvinder Singh, MD
Lithium is considered the gold standard treatment for bipolar disorder, but its use is limited due to the presence of a side effects profile. Physicians should be aware of these adverse events, their treatment, and monitoring guidelines.
The renal effects of lithium, including polyuria and polydipsia, are one of the common side effects seen in 70% of patients on long-term lithium treatment.
Here is the summary of guidelines to prevent the risk of renal damage with chronic lithium use:
Note: This section is from one of the lectures in our upcoming conference:
Psychiatry Education Forum’s Bipolar Disorder Update 2020:
PSYCHIATRY EDUCATION FORUM'S SECOND ONLINE CME CONFERENCE:
Lithium & Renal Damage: Prevention?
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RELEASE DATE: DEC 15, 2020
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