Is A 1000 Mg Of Lithium A Lot For Bi Polar Treatment?

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Asked by hwhitemore

Is A 1000 Mg Of Lithium A Lot For Bi Polar Treatment?

My son's father is on 1000 mg of lithium for being bi polar? He doesn't take anything else with it

Answer

Hi there

I am going to give you the link to our Bipolar site first of all so that you may also ask your question there.

The following information is from the National Alliance on Mental Illness site:

"Lithium tablets or capsules are usually taken 2 or 3 times daily, however, lithium may be taken once daily as long as a person tolerates the possible stomach upset. Your healthcare provider will determine the dose that is right for you based upon blood level and your response. While many people take 900-1200 mg/day, you may need higher or lower doses."

So according to this site...it seems he is right in the middle. If you have concerns you should talk with your son's father.

Hope this helps. Thank you for your question.

Answered by Merely Me