Flashcards in Bipolar Drugs Deck (12):
What mood stabiliser is first line in bipolar?
What can lithium cause?
nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
Is lithium safe in pregnancy?
No - can cause Ebstein's heart defect
What are the side effects of lithium?
polydipsia and polyuria
decreased renal function
What are symptoms of lithium toxicity?
N, V and D
Describe lithium monitoring.
prior to initiation - U and Es, ECG, TFTs
every 3 months - lithium level, U andEs
every 6 months - TFTs
What are some examples of anticonvulsants used in bipolar?
What anticonvulsant is good in mania/hypomania?
What anticonvulsant is good in bipolar depression?
Can lamotrigine be used in pregnancy?
No - cleft palate
What could a rash indicate with lamotrigine use?
Steven Johnsons sndrome