Lithium Toxicity Medication

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David C Lee, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The goal of therapy is to remove or reduce the excess amounts of lithium resulting from an overdose.


GI decontaminants

Class Summary

Because adsorption to activated charcoal is minimal, whole-bowel irrigation is the GI decontamination method of choice.

Polyethylene glycol bowel prep (GoLYTELY, Colyte)

Laxative with strong electrolytic and osmotic effects that has cathartic actions in the GI tract.