Published: 2021-05-25

Lithium carbonate toxicity in an elderly patient: a case report

Ankit Bhardwaj, Vandana Roy, Manik S. Ghadlinge’s, Anubhav Dua


A case report of a 73-year-old man admitted in the intensive care unit with acute renal failure and lithium toxicity is reported. Lithium is a gold standard drug for bipolar disorder. It has a narrow therapeutic index and requires blood level monitoring frequently. Hemodialysis is the last resort in management of lithium toxicity but in between high rebound levels during the dialysis result in persistent CNS toxicity.


Lithium toxicity, Pharmacokinetics, Therapeutic drug monitoring, Hemodialysis

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