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Lithii Citras, Lithium Citrate,—Dose, gr. v-xxx. Extemporaneously prepared by adding Citric Acid to a solution of the Carbonate in water.
Lithii Carbonas,—Dose, gr. ij-xv. Lithii Bromidum,—Dose, gr. v-xx.

Physiological Action. It acts purely as an alkali, being the most decided alkali of the group.

Therapeutics are but few. In the—
Indigestion and Rheumatism of the obese,—the Lithium salts are useful.
Lithaemia,—is best treated by the Citrate or Bromide, in full doses.
Chronic Rheumatic Arthritis,—the Bromide, both internally and locally.
Myalgia,—the Bromide is very useful, in 5-grain doses.
Diabetes Mellitus,—Lithiated Arsenical Water, as a beverage; see Arsenum.

A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing, 1902, by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.