Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids 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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Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids are used in glucocorticoid-remediable hyperaldosteronism, metabolic alkalosis, and hypertension.

Dexamethasone (Baycadron, Maxidex, Ozurdex)

Dexamethasone suppresses cortisol production by inhibiting ACTH. It does not activate the mineralocorticoid receptor.


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