What to Remember about Lithium
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 1, Number 7, July 2003
Daniel Carlat, MD
Dr. Carlat has disclosed that he has no significant relationships with or financial interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
When it comes to Lithium, you can (thankfully) forget all about the P450 enzymes, because they don’t touch this salt. Lithium enters the bloodstream, accomplishes its mysterious mood-stabilizing duties, and then is simply whisked out of the body intact by the kidneys via urine. So with Lithium, it’s all about kidneys.