Treatments for Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis


Treatment list for Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Alkali therapy , sodium bicarbonate , sodium citrate, Potassium supplements

Treatments of Classic Distal Renal Tubular Acidosis discussion: Untreated distal RTA causes growth retardation in children and progressive renal and bone disease in adults. Restoring normal growth and preventing kidney stones, another common problem in this disorder, are the major goals of therapy. If acidosis is corrected with sodium bicarbonate or sodium citrate, then low blood-potassium, salt depletion, and calcium leakage into urine will be corrected. Alkali therapy also helps decrease the development of kidney stones. Potassium supplements are rarely needed except in infants, since alkali therapy prevents the kidney from excreting potassium into the urine. 1

1. excerpt from Renal Tubular Acidosis: NIDDK

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