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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: July 2019

Drugs: An A–Z Guide

Summary

Acetazolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor normally used to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma. Metabolic alkalosis may be partially corrected by the use of acetazolamide. The most common cause of metabolic alkalosis on the ICU is usually the result of furosemide administration.