Misdiagnosis of Medication Causes of Lactic Acidosis


About medication causes: Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or substance may be the real cause of the disease. Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances may possibly be underlying causes of Lactic Acidosis. Side effects of medications, or exposure to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition. Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Lactic Acidosis but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause. For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue, see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.

Medication causes list: The list of possible medications or substances mentioned in sources as possibly causing Lactic Acidosis includes:

  • Metformin
  • Failure to discontinue Metformin prior to surgery or during surgical recovery - a known cause of accidental death in diabetics who undergo surgery
  • Dye-contrast medical tests - can cause LA by inhibiting the kidneys.

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