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Flashcards in Mood Stabilizers Drug Names Deck (11):
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Name 3 mood stabilizers

Lithium
Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
Valproic acid

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Drug of choice for acute mania

Lithium

3

Drug of choice for prophylaxis for manic and depressive episodes in _____.

Lithium

Bipolar disorder

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Lithium
Onset of action:
Therapeutic range:
Lethal range:
Side Effects:

Onset of action: 5-7 days
Therapeutic range: 0.7-1.2
Lethal range: > 2.0
Side Effects:
Movement, Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus, hypOthyroid, Pregnancy (LMNOP)
Fine tremor, sedation, ataxia, thirst, *metallic taste, polyuria, edema, *weight gain

5

Monitoring tests for Lithium

TSH
Kidney function (GFR)
Pregnancy

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Carbamazepine useful for:

mixed episodes and rapid-cycling bipolar disorder
Trigeminal neuralgia

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Carbamazepine
Onset of action:
Side Effects:

5-7 days
SE: Leukopenia, hyponatremia, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis
Teratogenic effects
Elevates liver enzymes

8

Tests for carbamazepine

Pretreatment: CBC, LFTs
Pregnancy

9

Valproic acid useful for:

mixed episodes and rapid-cycling bipolar disorder

10

Valproic acid
Side Effects:

Sedation, weight gain
Alopecia
Hemorrhagic pancreatitis
*Hepatotoxicity, *Thrombocytopenia
Teratogenic effects

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Monitoring tests for valproic acid

LFTs
CBC
Pregnancy