Lithium

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dsherman
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Lithium
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2011-11-05 19:23:14
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Lithium
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  1. Lithium therapeutic serum levels
    • 0.6-1.2 mEq/L
    • hand tremor (fine)
    • memory problems
    • goiter
    • hypothyroidism
    • mild diarrhea
    • anorexia
    • nausea
    • edema
    • weight gain
    • polydipsia, polyuria
  2. Mild to Moderate toxicity Lithium levels
    • 1.5-2 mEq/L
    • diarhea
    • vomiting
    • drowsiness
    • dizziness
    • hand tremor (coarse)
    • muscular weakness
    • lack of coordination
    • dry mouth
  3. Moderate to severe toxicity Lithium levels
    • 2-3 mEq/L
    • previous symptome and
    • ataxia (lack of muscle coordination)
    • giddiness
    • tinnitus
    • blurred vision
    • large output of dilute urine
    • delirium
    • nystagmus (rapid involentary motion of eyeballs)
  4. Severe toxicity levels of Lithium
    • >3 mEq/L
    • previous symptoms and
    • seizures
    • organ failure
    • renal failure
    • coma
    • death

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