Lithium is eliminated by the:
Extra info: Lithium is a cation much like sodium, and as such is excreted by the kidneys.
Since lithium can cause stomach upset, a reasonable solution for administration would be to provide the patient with:
Extra info: A is incorrect since there are not rectal suppositories available for lithium. Administration of lithium with sodium will alter the absorption of the lithium and is therefore not warrented. Lastly, lithium is usually initiated during an acute episode of mania, therefore, a slow titration puts the patient at additional risk. Therefore, the use of an extended release product is the best answer.