What is the treatment for metabolic acidosis in patients with salicylate overdose?

Updated: Dec 08, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Alkali therapy is an important component of therapy in salicylate overdose for several reasons. Correcting the acidemia decreases the amount of salicylate crossing the blood-brain barrier. Care should be exercised to avoid inducing or worsening the alkalosis that may be present.

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