LITHIUM and high cholesterol

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JH
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   Posted 9/3/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
does lithium cause high cholesterol?

olivia of course
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   Posted 9/3/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   

JH,

Not that I know of, I do know it can cause weight gain.  Also, it can cause liver problems, but I have not heard of cholestrol issues.  I was on Lithium for over 2 1/2 years and never had that issue.

Are you on any other medicine, that can be the reason.  If you are really concerned you should bring it up with your pdoc.

Olivia 



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