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Tips for tapering off lithium

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Correct, ar. If all of this was clear and well-understood by doctors, this site would not exist.


Drug manufacturers do not want you to split your tablets because they want you to be consistent in your dosing.


If you wish to stay on lithium for the rest of your life, you are free to do so.

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All extended release formulations have this warning.  Different drugs have different protocols for dealing with the ER/XR/SR formulations.  


Effexor, we count beads and don't break up the XR formula.


Lithium, which is a more primitive drug, is as simple as cut and divide the does into 2 immediate release doses per day.

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