Alters cation transport and neurotransmitter reuptake
What is the Therapeutic Class of Lithium (Lithizine)?
What is the Pharmacologic Class of Lithium (Lithizine)?
What are the Nursing Considerations of Lithium (Lithizine)?
Do not administer with NSAIDs
Monitor drug blood levels frequently
May cause seizures, arrhythmias, fatigue, confusion, nausea, anorexia, hypothyroidism, tremors
Ace Inhibitors may increase serum levels
Instruct patient to maintain adequate fluid intake
Therapeutic level: 0.5-1.5 mEq/L
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