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How to Treat Lithium Poisoning?

  • July 26, 2023
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How to Treat Lithium Poisoning?

Things to note:
Gastric lavage in 1 hour after ingestion.
  • Heart function and treat dysrhythmias, and
  • Correct fluid status,
  • Electrolyte anomalies and treat lithium levels accordingly.
Medical Treatment:
Actively correct hypokalaemia:
  • Potassium chloride, IV, not exceeding 40 mmol / L and not exceeding 20 mmol / h.
For seizures:
  • Diazepam IV, 10 mg
  • Consider dialysis where levels > 2.5 mmol/L.

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