• Kristen Kristen
    December 23, 2010
    How Long Does Lithium Stay In Your System
    Kristen Kristen
    December 23, 2010

    If my lithium dosage is decreased from 900mg to 600mg, how long before my blood levels will reflect that decrease? Also, what is a theraputic level?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    December 24, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    December 24, 2010

    According to one doctor on the internet Lithium has a half life of 24 hours. He stated it takes about 5 half-lives for a drug to completely your system so it will take about 5 days to get to 600 mg. By the second day it should be at 750, then 675, 637, 618 etc. - so it gets down pretty quickly. 

     

    Your doctor would have to determine what a good therapeutic level is...good luck! 


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