Usual solid dosage form
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
No - see Lithium Citrate for licensed liquid alternative
Liquid sugar free or not
Check with specials manufacturer
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
Available as soluble tablets
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral suspension (Lithium carbonate)
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Available as other formulations?
See Lithium Citrate monograph for liquid alternative- see BNF for dose equivalencies
Safe or appropriate to crush
Do not crush the M/R tablets. Consider switching to lithium citrate liquid (dose conversion required). Monitor levels 4–5 days following formulation change.