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Essential Reads: Should Lithium Dose Be Reduced Prior to Delivery?

The dosing of lithium presents certain challenges during pregnancy.  During pregnancy, there is a physiologic increase in the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), which is a measure of how quickly the kidney clears renally excreted compounds, including lithium.  Thus, lithium blood levels tend to fall gradually during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy and start… Read More »