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How do medications treat acid-base metabolism disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Medications may be used to treat the underlying cause of the acid-base metabolism disorder. For example, uncontrolled diabetes may be treated with insulin. Sometimes medications are used to restore important chemicals like potassium and chloride. Sodium bicarbonate may be used to treat acidosis.

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