What is the ED treatment of metabolic complications of caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Oct 24, 2020
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Caffeine produces a number of metabolic disturbances. Hypokalemia should be sought for and aggressively treated with intravenous potassium replacement. Rhabdomyolysis should be treated with intravenous fluids to prevent renal failure. Other metabolic complications, such as hyperglycemia and metabolic acidosis, generally resolve with supportive care.

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