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What can happen if you drink alcohol while on Lithium?

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2010-11-13 17:54:49

Lithium is known to dehydrate your body, which is why doctors

encourage drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. Alcohol

can dehydrate your body at higher rates. Lithium is basically a

salt. It will not cause you much harm to have a few drinks one or

two nights out of the month. However, excessive drinking can lead

to serious problems with almost any organ in your body especially

the liver. Please be extra careful and consult your doctor about

drinking alcohol while taking lithium.

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