Speak to your doctor if you are allergic to lithium. This medication may be toxic in large doses. This drug may adversely affect the water and sodium levels in the body, leading to dehydration and possible damage to the thyroid and kidneys. Improper use of this medication may be fatal.
Let your doctor know if you have a medical history of kidney disease, heart disease, neurodegenerative disease, epilepsy, thyroid issues, dehydration, hyponatremia (low blood sodium levels), Addison’s disease, or any other debilitating health condition. It is possible for lithium to interact with other drugs so inform your doctor of any other medications, sleep-aids, vitamins, minerals, dietary supplements, or herbal products you are currently taking or intend to take.
Elderly people may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication. If you are pregnant, inform your doctor of your condition before using this drug.