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lithium carbonate, lithium orotate. I'm totally confused.

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Hello,
I was taking 300 MG of lithium carbonate, but now I want to take 5 MG of lithium orotate. I'm totally confused with the dosages.

I'm taking it to treat bipolar II disorder. I want to keep it at the equivalent 300 MG of carbonate which worked good for me.

How much lithium orotate would equal 300 MG of carbonate?

Thank you very much!
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replied October 18th, 2011
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Any medication especially for conditions as Bipolar is to be altered,tapered or changed under Medical Supervision and any kind of changes should not be done by yourself.If you are fine with the prescribed medication then there is no need to change it unless your treating doctor has advised you so.
I would advice you to visit your treating doctor for the same and take the drug under his observation so that you can follow up regularly and report any effects if present.
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