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Sodium Bicarbonate Tablets


Sodium Bicarbonate

Generic Name: Sodium Bicarbonate (SO-dee-um bye-KAR-bo-nate)Brand Name: Generic only. No brands available.

Sodium Bicarbonate are used for:

Relieving indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, or upset stomach.

Sodium Bicarbonate are an antacid. It works by neutralizing stomach acid, which helps relieve upset stomach.

Do NOT use Sodium Bicarbonate if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Sodium Bicarbonate
  • you have appendicitis or a blockage of your bowel
  • you are on a low-salt diet

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Sodium Bicarbonate:

Some medical conditions may interact with Sodium Bicarbonate. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding
  • if you have congestive heart failure, edema, liver problems, kidney problems, or rectal bleeding from an unknown cause

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Sodium Bicarbonate. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anorexiants (eg, phentermine) or sympathomimetics (eg, pseudoephedrine) because side effects may be increased by Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Azole antifungals (eg, fluconazole), cephalosporins (eg, cephalexin), lithium, or tetracyclines (eg, doxycycline) because effectiveness may be decreased by Sodium Bicarbonate

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Sodium Bicarbonate may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Sodium Bicarbonate:

Use Sodium Bicarbonate as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Sodium Bicarbonate may be taken with or without food.
  • If you miss taking a dose of Sodium Bicarbonate for 1 or more days, there is no cause for concern. If your doctor recommended that you take it, try to remember your dose every day.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Sodium Bicarbonate.

Important safety information:

  • If your symptoms do not improve within 2 weeks or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Use Sodium Bicarbonate with caution in the ELDERLY because they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while using Sodium Bicarbonate, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Sodium Bicarbonate during pregnancy. It is unknown if Sodium Bicarbonate are excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Sodium Bicarbonate, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Sodium Bicarbonate:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. When used in small doses, no COMMON side effects have been reported with this product. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; headache; irritability; muscle rigidity; nausea; vomiting; weakness.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include alkalosis (muscle twitching or tremors, nausea, vomiting, numbness or tingling in the face or extremities, confusion possibly leading to coma); seizures.

Proper storage of Sodium Bicarbonate:

Store Sodium Bicarbonate at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Sodium Bicarbonate out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Sodium Bicarbonate, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate are to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Sodium Bicarbonate. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

  • Sodium Bicarbonate Prescribing Information (FDA)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate Professional Patient Advice (Wolters Kluwer)
  • sodium bicarbonate Concise Consumer Information (Cerner Multum)
  • sodium bicarbonate Oral, Intravenous, Subcutaneous Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information

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