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Sodium bicarbonate

Generic Name: Sodium Bicarbonate (sew Dee Uhm Buy Car Bonnet)
Brand Name: Neut
Form of dosage: oral tablet (325 mg or 650 mg).
Drug Classes: Antacids, Minerals, Electrolytes, and ph Modifiers

What is Sodium bicarbonate?

The antacid sodium bicarbonate neutralizes stomach acids. Sodium bicarbonate can be used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and other digestive problems. This medication guide does not list all possible uses for sodium bicarbonate.

Side effects of Sodium bicarbonate

If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek immediate medical attention: difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, lips, or throat.

Sodium bicarbonate may cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe stomach pain;
  • Rapid weight gain or swelling
  • Shortness of breath (even with mild exertion)

Side effects of sodium bicarbonate include:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Increased thirst
  • Urinating more than usual

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. The FDA can be contacted at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report side effects.


Before taking sodium bicarbonate, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you're on a low-salt diet or have hypertension.

Before you take this drug

If you have any other medical conditions or concerns, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether it's safe to take the medicine.

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • If you're on a diet low in salt,

There is no way to know if sodium bicarbonate can harm a baby. It is not known if sodium bicarbonate will harm an unborn baby. However, it can cause your body to accumulate fluid, which could be dangerous during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, do not take this medication without consulting your doctor.

There is no way to know if sodium bicarbonate can pass into breast milk or if it will harm a baby who is nursing. If you are breastfeeding a child, do not take this medicine without consulting with your physician first.

How to take Sodium bicarbonate?

Do not exceed the recommended dosage or duration. Use the recommended dose and do not exceed it. Before swallowing, the tablets of sodium bicarbonate are dissolved in water.Please read and follow all directions listed on your label. If your symptoms don't improve or worsen while you are using sodium bicarbonate, call your doctor. Store away from heat and moisture at room temperature.

What happens if I miss the dose?

You may not have a schedule for sodium bicarbonate because it is only used as needed. Take no more sodium bicarbonate than is recommended on the label.

What happens if I overdose?

Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison help or seek immediate medical attention.

What should be avoided?

If you take other medications regularly, do not take sodium bicarbonate unless your doctor has advised it.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs, such as vitamins and herbal remedies, may also interact with sodium bisulfate. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take.



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