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
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