ENAYAT OSANLOO, M.D.; JUDITH HOPFER DEGLIN, PHARM. D.
OSANLOO E, DEGLIN JH. Interaction of Lithium and Methyldopa. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:433-434. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-433_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):433-434.
To the editor: Increased toxicity has been described when lithium is given in association with methyldopa (1, 2). We report another case to provide further evidence for this adverse drug-drug interaction.
A 72-year-old white man was admitted because of bizarre behavior and hypertension. He had been hypertensive for 4 years and was receiving hydrochlorothiazide, 50 mg daily, and a low sodium diet. A week before admission he began to stagger and became incoherently talkative. A day before admission he was found wandering aimlessly through the house. Except for hypertension, his medical history was unremarkable. At admission, his blood pressure was
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