Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Syndrome Medications

Definition of Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Syndrome:

Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Syndrome is a complication seen in diabetes mellitus in which very marked hyperglycemia occurs (such as levels exceeding 800 mg/dL), causing osmotic shifts in water in brain cells, and resulting in coma. It can be fatal or lead to permanent neurologic damage. Ketoacidosis does not occur in these cases.

Drugs associated with Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Syndrome

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Nonketotic Hyperosmolar Syndrome. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

Synonym(s): Diabetic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Coma; HONK, hyperosmolar non-ketotic coma; NKHHC; Nonketotic Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Coma

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