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What is sodium lactate?

Sodium lactate is a medication that's used to help neutralize acid in people with metabolic acidosis. Metabolic acidosis is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body. It may be due to the fact that the body produces too much acid, or that the kidneys don't properly remove acid from the body. Sodium lactate is given as an intravenous injection, and it should only be done by medical professionals.

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