How is metabolic alkalosis treated following licorice ingestion?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Discontinuation of licorice ingestion corrects the alkalosis; however, because full recovery of the enzyme 11B-HSD may take as long as 2 weeks following long-term licorice use, potassium-sparing diuretics can be used during this interval.


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