Lithium Toxicity Medication

Updated: Jun 02, 2017
  • Author: David C Lee, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Medication

Medication Summary

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

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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.

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