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is potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) better than p.chloride in pt with recurring metabolic acidosis? pot. has been low & magnesium goes low then borderline high

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Dr. James Cain
36 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: acidosis requires treatment with bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) there is none in K Cl
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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