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  #1

what is the first line of rx in a pt with mania?confused

in B& W given as -----carbamazepine,valproate

in kaplan---given as lithium



Edited by usmletopper2 on May 19, 2008 - 4:27 AM



  #2

first line of rx: lithium
but in pt with renal d's : vlproate, carbamazepine


Edited by hir on May 20, 2008 - 7:58 AM

  #3

agree with hir and also for acute mgt of mania (eg agitated) use haloperidol.lithium takes 2-4 days for effect


  #4

yep acute mania is treated with haloperidol and not with lithium....!

u wanna calm down the buddy first!
grin




  #5

I think that if he is agitated, alternatevely to haldol, you can use valproate...isn't it?


  #6

My suggestion would be to use olanzapine as first line treatment, haloperidol is kind of old school isn't it?





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