What is the role of potassium citrate in the treatment of metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Potassium citrate can be useful when the acidosis is accompanied by hypokalemia but should be used cautiously in the presence of renal impairment and must be avoided in the presence of hyperkalemia.


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