Elevated Blood Lithium Concentration following Concomitant Lithium and Propranolol Therapy: A Case Report
Emine Füsun Akyüz Çim1, Hulya Cecen21Van District Training and Research Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Van, Turkey 2Tatvan State Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Bitlis, Turkey
Lithium is used in the treatment for many psychiatric disorders, like bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and depression. Lithium has a very narrow therapeutic range and there are many reasons that increase the blood levels of lithium. Combining lithium with other medications with the aim of reducing side effects or supporting the therapy may result in substantial elevations in lithium concentrations and may lead to signs of intoxication. In this study, was presented with increased blood lithium concentration after the initiation of the concomitant therapy of lithium and propranolol, which is a beta-blocker drug, due to the complaint of tremor causing functional impairment.
Keywords: Lithium, beta-blocker, propranolol, drug interactions.
Emine Füsun Akyüz Çim, Hulya Cecen. Elevated Blood Lithium Concentration following Concomitant Lithium and Propranolol Therapy: A Case Report. Eastern J Med. 2018; 23(2): 124-127
Corresponding Author: Emine Füsun Akyüz Çim, Türkiye Manuscript Language: English