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    Sodium Correction Rate in Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

    Calculates recommended fluid type, rate, and volume to correct hyponatremia slowly (or more rapidly if seizing).

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    This dosing tool is intended to assist with calculation, not to provide comprehensive or definitive drug information. Always double-check dosing of any drug and consult a pharmacist when necessary.

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    Use with the Sodium Deficit in Hyponatremia calculator which estimates the total amount of sodium that needs to be replaced.

    • The proper rate of correction of hyponatremia is important.

    • Overly rapid correction, particularly in chronic hyponatremia, can lead to osmotic demylination syndrome (ODS), previously known as central pontine myelinolysis (CPM).

    • In most cases, sodium correction should be done in an ICU setting, especially with hypertonic fluids for replacement.

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    Dr. Nicolaos E. Madias

    About the Creator

    Nicolaos E. Madias, MD, is the chair of the department of medicine at the St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a professor of medicine, specializing in Nephrology, at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Madias has co-authored over 100 articles published in peer reviewed journals.

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