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Will i be in trouble if i take my lithium all at night vs night/morning?

 

Hi I take 600mg at night and 300mg in the morning. I was told that it's better for the kidney's to take it all at once?

 

Is this true should I take 900mg at night and none in the morning?

 

Should I ask my pdoc about this before I do it?

 

Thanks.

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Yes, you absolutely should ask your pdoc before even considering making major adjustments in your dosage schedule. Having said that, I've never heard that taking it all at once would be better for the kidneys. That sounds a little hokey to me, but I could be wrong. Ask your pdoc.

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I always took mine at night, when I was on it. Lithium's half-life is 24 hours, so it isn't as if you need to take it every twelve hours or something.

 

But you do need to talk to your doctor first, and you especially need to figure out if you're on a time-release formula or not.

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