Which medications are used in the treatment of metabolic alkalosis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The choice of therapy in metabolic alkalosis varies with the underlying cause. Depending on the may be used in specific situation, the following may be used [19] :

  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (eg, acetazolamide)
  • Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
  • Potassium-sparing diuretics
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
  • Potassium supplements
  • Fluid replacement
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 

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