The effect of haloperidol on serum levels of lithium in adult manic patients

C. B. Schaffer, K. Batra, M. J. Garvey, Dan M Mungas

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Abstract

The results of this study indicate that the coadministration of haloperidol may cause an increase in steady state levels of lithium. This increase was statistically significant but of questionable clinical significance. These preliminary findings should provide reassurance to clinicians who use these two agents concomitantly when treating acutely manic patients. We recommend that future similar studies be attempted with less-disturbed manic patients to permit a cross-over design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1495-1499
Number of pages5
JournalBiological Psychiatry
Volume19
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biological Psychiatry

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