Which medications in the drug class Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents 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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Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents

NSAIDs may partially correct metabolic alkalosis in Bartter syndrome and Gitelman syndrome.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, NeoProfen)

Ibuprofen inhibits inflammatory reactions and decreases prostaglandin synthesis.

Indomethacin (Indocin)

Indomethacin is a rapidly absorbed NSAID. Metabolism occurs in liver by demethylation, deacetylation, and glucuronide conjugation. This agent inhibits prostaglandin synthesis.


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