Advertisement

What medications interact with lithium?

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
The medications with which lithium most commonly has adverse interactions are the following:
  • diuretics
  • calcium channel blockers
  • angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pain medications such as ibuprofen
  • theophylline
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)

More About this Book

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series)

Maintaining a relationship is hard enough without the added challenges of your partner’s bipolar disorder symptoms. Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder offers information and step-by-step advice...

Continue Learning about Lithium

Can lithium cause kidney damage?
Thomas JensenThomas Jensen
Kidney damage was a common side effect in the early years of lithium use. This is because reliab...
More Answers
Who should not take lithium to treat bipolar disorder?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
You should not take lithium to treat bipolar disease if you:are allergic to the ingredientsare pre...
More Answers
Is lithium a brand or generic medication?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
There is a brand extended-release tablet available called Lithobid, however, most companies have...
More Answers
Who should not take lithium?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
It may not be safe to use lithium to treat bipolar disease if you:are allergic to the ingredientsa...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.