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Lithium

Lithium is a light metal that is used specifically for the treatment and viagra pfizer prophylaxis of bipolar depression (manic- depressive disorder). The exact mechanism by which lithium stabilizes mood is http://www.paragleiten.net/cialis-soft-generic unknown. The psycotrophic effect of lithium is not seen in healthy people. Lithium is usually taken orally, usually with meals or as a slow-release form. Absorption and distribution are slow, taking up to 10 to 12 hours for complete distribution of a dose. The blood half-life is 24 to 40 hours. Lithium is not metabolized and is excreted entirely by the cialis pfizer kidneys. The full therapeutic effect may not be seen for 7 to 10 days. After the initial steady state has been achieved, serum lithium levels should be measured daily to establish a mean concentration between 0.5 and 1.5 meq/L. When the desired therapeutic level has been achieved, lithium should be measured once a week for 4 weeks and then every other month thereafter. Renal and thyroid function should be monitored periodically because lithium c

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