What is the preferred therapy in patients with chronic 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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Oral alkali administration is the preferred route of therapy in persons with chronic metabolic acidosis. The most common alkali forms for oral therapy include NaHCO3 tablets. These are available in 325 and 650 mg strengths (1 g of NaHCO3 is equal to 11.5 mEq of HCO3-).


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