how long does it take to get better from a lithium toxicity
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I was on lithium for a very long time and when I changed meds, I had no withdrawal symptoms that I remember. You know, I guess it all depends on each individual. I pray you find the answer to this most Important question, pickles503
Hey r. felix,
Yes you can heal from lithium toxicity. Please read the following:
Treatment for Toxic Levels of Lithium
The treatment for lithium toxicity depends on a few factors, including the level of lithium in the blood. If an overdose was taken, pumping the stomach (or administering certain medications to prevent the body from absorbing the drug from the digestive tract) can help. If the level in the blood is very high, dialysis can be helpful. Stopping lithium for a while may be necessary, although a dose reduction may be adequate in mild cases. Administering fluids intravenously (by IV) can also be helpful.
Preventing Lithium Toxicity
In most cases, toxic levels of lithium are preventable. In order to decrease your risk, consider the following suggestions:
•Follow your lithium dosing instructions carefully, and do not take more than prescribed.
•Drink plenty of fluids, as being dehydrated increases the risk of lithium toxicity.
•Do not start a low-salt (low-sodium) diet without discussing the risks of toxicity with your healthcare provider, as decreasing your salt intake may increase your risk.
•Make sure to have your lithium levels checked regularly.
•Contact your healthcare provider and have your lithium level checked if you notice any symptoms of toxicity.
If you would like to read more about the topic please go to:
If the toxicity is mild then cessation of the lithium for 24 to 48 hours will usually be enough to readjust the level.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
- Lithium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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