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Tips for tapering off lithium

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Altostrata

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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JanCarol

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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Frankgrimes

@JanCarol 

 

I currently take 900mg extended release lithium at night (I’ve stabilized from Paxil and zoloft withdrawal of 8 months ago). I already received liquid so that I can go down 10mg the first week - super slow.
 

My only question is with switching from extended release to immediate release.  Do I continue taking it at night (all 890 mg)?  Do I break it up morning and night?  
 

Can’t seem to find an answer and doctor doesn’t know as it’s never come up.  
 

Thanks!

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