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Bipolar, taking lithiun, orotate. Its dosage? Started after brain tumour removal

Hi name is Anagara I have bi polar 2 and just started Lithiun Orotate but dont know how much to take and when DR Best say 1 per day with food but not when Does it take a while to start working , I am quite anxious most of time dont sleep well 4 to 5 hours day and have been often suicidal as it has been going on for 3 years since a brain tumour removed ,on left side brain near motoring part of brain that part seems ok Xray wise
Asked On : Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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Your prescribing doctor must have given you the dose of the Lithium tablet. In my opinion you start with one tablet per day, you can take the tablet in the night with food. You then need to monitor the lithium level through blood test. The level should be between 0.7-1.2mmol/L . The lithium levels need to be done ideally after 7 days, 2 weeks, 6 weeks and then 3 months. Once the dose is adjusted according to your body, you take the medicine for a year. Lithium takes few weeks to even months to fully establish its effects. I hope I have answered your query.
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