Generic Name(s): Sodium bicarbonate
Drug Class: Antacids Minerals and electrolytes Urinary pH modifiers
Treats: metabolic acidosis, replacing bicarbonate
Sodium (Sodium bicarbonate) is an electrolyte which works by neutralizing excess acid in the blood. This medication may also replace bicarbonate when there are excess losses from the body. However, it can be used for other purposes as determined by the doctor.
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Sodium (Sodium bicarbonate) is an electrolyte which is used for treating metabolic acidosis whereby it is a condition in which there is too much acid in the body and certain drug intoxications, and replacing bicarbonate lost due to severe diarrhea. This medication neutralizes excess acid in the blood also replacing bicarbonate when excess has been lost from the body. Sodium bicarbonate may also be used for treating other conditions as determined by your doctor. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in Sodium bicarbonate or if you have you have alkalosis (too little acid in the body) or low blood levels of calcium or chloride or if you are vomiting.
- Metabolic acidosis
- High Levels of Acid
Sodium (Sodium bicarbonate) dosage differs with the treatment, age difference, and it is different from one patient to another. The amount of medicine to be taken depends on the strength of the medicine. Dosage for relieving heartburn or sour stomach Sodium bicarbonate powder:
- Adults and teenagers: 1/2 teaspoonful
- children: Consult the doctor
Sodium bicarbonate tablets:
- Adults and teenagers: 325 mg to 2 grams 1-4 times a day.
- Children up to 6 years of age: Consult the doctor for instructions.
- Children 6 to 12 years of age: The dose is 520 mg. Repeat dosage after 30 minutes
Dosage for Urinary Alkalinization
- Adults and teenagers: 4 grams, then 1 to 2 grams after every four hours.
- Children: Dosage varies with body weight
- The usual dose is 23 to 230 mg per kilogram (kg) a day.
Sodium Side Effects
Sodium (Sodium bicarbonate) may cause unwanted side effects that may require unwanted side effects. It also has some needed side effects that may not require reporting at all. However, this side effects do not occur to every patient. These effects are more likely to occur if the medicine is taken in large doses or for a long time than recommended. Consult the doctor if the following side effects occur. Common side effects
- nervousness or restlessness
- slow breathing
- swelling of feet or lower legs
- unpleasant taste
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- mood or mental changes
- frequent urge to urinate
- loss of appetite
- muscle pain or twitching
- nausea or vomiting
Less common effects
- increased thirst
- stomach cramps
Sodium (Sodium bicarbonate) is known to interact with a number of other different types of drugs without bringing any complications to the patient. This medication interacts with a total of over 300 other drugs. Do not combine this medicine without consulting the doctor first. Drugs that interact with Sodium
- Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol)
- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
- Lantus (insulin glargine)
- Lasix (furosemide)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin)
- Nexium (esomeprazole)
- Norvasc (amlodipine)
- Plavix (clopidogrel)
- Prilosec (omeprazole)
- Prograf (tacrolimus)
- Protonix (pantoprazole)
- Synthroid (levothyroxine)
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)
- Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin)
- Colace (docusate)