Which medications in the drug class Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors are used 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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Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors

Agents in this class may be used to induce alkaline diuresis.

Acetazolamide (Diamox)

This agent is used in the treatment of salicylate poisoning. It reduces the reduction of hydrogen ion secretion at the renal tubule and increases excretion of sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, and water. The goal is to maintain the urine pH at greater than 7.5 until the salicylate level falls below 30-50 mg/dL.


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