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* The addition of carbamazepine allowes patients to function better while maintaining lower lithium levels.<ref name="freeman">{{Pubmed|9433333|Freeman et al. Mood stabilizer Combinations: A Review of Safety and Efficacy. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:12-21}}</ref>
* The addition of carbamazepine allowes patients to function better while maintaining lower lithium levels.<ref name="freeman">{{Pubmed|9433333|Freeman et al. Mood stabilizer Combinations: A Review of Safety and Efficacy. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:12-21}}</ref>
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* The available data suggest that the combination of lithium and carbamazepine is safe and effective, especially for rapid-cycling patients.<ref name="freeman">{{Pubmed|9433333|Freeman et al. Mood stabilizer Combinations: A Review of Safety and Efficacy. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:12-21}}</ref>
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* Lithium and carbamazepine may work synergistically.<ref name="freeman"/>
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* Patients receiving both lithium and carbamazepine experience better prophylaxis against bipolar episodes than patients treated with either medication alone.<ref name="freeman"/>
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* Start carbamazepine according to the general dosing advice.
* Start carbamazepine according to the general dosing advice.
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Current revision as of 11:28, 18 June 2010

Lithium
Type moodstabilizer
Group other
links
ATC-code N05AN01
Medscape Lithium
PubChem 11125
PubMed Lithium
Drugs.com lithium
Kompas (Dutch) Lithium
Wikipedia Lithium
Carbamazepine
Type moodstabilizer
Group anticonvulsant
links
ATC-code N03AF01
Medscape Carbamazepine
PubChem 2554
PubMed Carbamazepine
Drugs.com carbamazepine
Kompas (Dutch) Carbamazepine
Wikipedia Carbamazepine

Adding carbamazepine to lithium.

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