Lithium is a very common medication that you’ll see regularly in the clinical setting (and on exams if you’re a student!). In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The basics of lithium including drug class, routes of administration and regular dose
  • Conditions lithium is used to treat
  • Factors that contribute to lithium toxicity
  • Signs and symptoms of lithium toxicity
  • Key assessments and labs for a patient taking lithium
  • Safe administration, including the key drug-drug interactions
  • Patient education for lithium
  • Common and severe side effects

Want to get a study guide that goes with this lesson? Check out the Power Guide here.

Want to maximize your learning by reading this information, too? Check out the article and references.

 

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