Lithium Test - Normal Range

The therapeutic range for lithium has been established at 0.6 – 1.2 mmol/L.

Within this range, most people will respond to the drug without symptoms of toxicity. Response and side effects will be individual.

Patients should work closely with their healthcare practitioners to find the dosage and concentration that works best for them.

If the blood level is below the therapeutic range, it is likely that the affected person is not receiving adequate medication.

If levels are above the therapeutic range and if there are significant side effects present at the current dose, then it is likely that the dose is too high. In these cases, a healthcare practitioner may adjust the lithium dose.

However, patients should not decrease or stop taking their medication without consulting with their healthcare practitioner as it can worsen their symptoms.

Dosage determinations and adjustments must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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