I suffer from Bipolar disorder too and take Eskalith-CR (lithium) the extended release (ER) version of it.
I take 450mg. in the morning and 450mg. in the evening, and I have never experienced any side effect, well we all react differently to medications.
Usual Adult Dose for Bipolar Disorder
Usual dose: 1800 mg/day.
Extended release: 900 mg in the morning and nighttime or 600 mg in the morning, afternoon, and nighttime.
Regular release: 600 mg in the morning, afternoon, and nighttime.
Maintenance dose: 900 to 1200 mg/day.
Extended release: 450 mg in the morning and nighttime or 600 mg in the morning and nighttime.
Regular release: 300 mg in the morning, afternoon, and nighttime or 300 mg 4 times a day.
- Lithium Information for Consumers
- Lithium Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lithium (detailed)
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