What is Metabolic Acidosis?

Metabolic acidosis occurs when there is too much acid in your body, either because you are producing too much, or because your kidneys are not removing enough. There are a few causes, including a diabetic buildup of acidic ketones, losing too much sodium bicarbonate from diarrhea or vomiting, or a buildup of lactic acid from a variety of causes including liver disease or kidney failure.

Treatment is usually directed at the underlying cause, but sodium bicarbonate may be used to help lower the acidity of your blood.

Popular Metabolic Acidosis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Alkalinizing Agents 15 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Metabolic Acidosis Drug Classes

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