• bullrotty bullrotty
    July 25, 2009
    What is litium carbonate and how does alcohol affect someone taking it?
    bullrotty bullrotty
    July 25, 2009

    I am going to an anniversary party and would like to have a couple of beers. I have just started taking a 300mg tablet of lithium about 8 days ago and want to know what to expect.



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  • Paul July 25, 2009
    July 25, 2009

    You should check with your doctor since he knows your history, medical conditions and any other medications you are taking. I found this at a online drug interaction checker. I hope that helps a little but there is no way to know exactly how it might affect a particular person. Maybe arrange a designated driver, just in case, if you decide to drink.

  • Renee Culver August 24, 2014
    Renee Culver
    August 24, 2014

    Hi Bullrotty,


    I'm sure you found an answer to this already, but this is definitely a question for a pharmacist or your doctor. Most of the reading I've done on lithium suggests not drinking while you're on the medication, since it can mask the signs of intoxication, which can lead you to drink far too much. It can also leave you dehydrated, and cause the lithium to work less effectively.


    I hope that helps!



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