Which medications are used in the treatment of alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2020
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Potassium repletion is indicated in hypokalemic patients and normokalemic patients with acidemia.

Magnesium repletion is indicated in all patients to help restore calcium and potassium homeostasis and to prevent alcohol withdrawal. Phosphate repletion is recommended only if severe hypophosphatemia is present. Thiamine repletion is indicated routinely to provide prophylaxis against the development of Wernicke encephalopathy. [13]


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