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Re: Lithium serum blood test results Sunnely

Posted by SLS on October 19, 2000, at 21:51:30

In reply to Re: Lithium serum blood test results Angela5, posted by Sunnely on October 19, 2000, at 20:59:49

Hi Sunnely.

> Lithium has a narrow "therapeutic index" (the margin between therapeutic and toxic level). Therefore, it is clinically prudent to stay within the generally considered "therapeutic" levels, and at the same correlating this level with the corresponding clinical picture.

I once saw a doctor who used fine hand tremors as a clinical indicator of therapeutic dosing of lithium. He would adjust the dosage to the minimum that still produced a slight tremor. Have you ever heard of this?

- Scott




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