What should be considered prior to initiating treatment for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH)?

Updated: Aug 16, 2019
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Treatment of SIADH and the rapidity of correction of hyponatremia depend on the following:

  • Degree of hyponatremia

  • Whether the patient is symptomatic

  • Whether the syndrome is acute (< 48 hours) or chronic

  • Urine osmolality and creatinine clearance


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