Which medications in the drug class Antidiabetic Agents are used in the treatment of Metabolic Acidosis?

Updated: Dec 08, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Antidiabetic Agents

These agents are used for the treatment of ketoacidosis.


Insulin is administered, to facilitate cellular uptake of glucose, reduce gluconeogenesis, and halt lipolysis and production of ketone bodies. In addition, normal saline is administered to restore extracellular volume; potassium and phosphate replacement also may be necessary.

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