Lithium - take with food, how much food?

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Simon's Dad
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   Posted 1/20/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting lithium this evening, 300 mg BID (twice a day)

Everything I've read says to take it with food to avoid stomach upset. How much food is enough?

I rarely eat breakfast. In a month, I might eat breakfast 1 or 2 times.

The evening meal time varies depending upon my wife's work schedule. It can vary from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Sometimes my wife will eat a late lunch and won't want much of anything in the evening or will eat something later, say around 9:00 or even a bit later. In this situation I may not fix much for myself and may simply snack instead of eating a full meal.

How much food will mitigate stomach problems?

Would a sandwich be enough? How about a bowl of cereal with milk?

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   Posted 1/20/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I would guess a light meal like a sandwich or a bowl of cereal would be sufficient. Probably even a glass of juice or milk would be okay.

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   Posted 1/20/2009 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey. When I was on lithium, I would eat a sandwhich or a banana or a meal. It didn't matter what just something.

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