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SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is used to create gas in the stomach for some contrast studies of the stomach.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
any problems of the throat, stomach, or intestines like blockage, perforation, or surgery
low sodium diet
an unusual or allergic reaction to sodium bicarbonate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is taken by mouth. It is usually given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, tetracycline
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
ephedra, Ma Huang
stimulants like amphetamine, dexmethylphenidate, and others
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored while you are taking this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
bloating and stomach gas
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.
low levels of calcium or potassium in the blood
low salt or sodium diet
Take this medicine by mouth. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking. Do not take tablets whole. Follow the directions on the package label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Patients over 60 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. Do not take this medicine for more than 2 weeks unless your doctor directs you to. See your doctor if your symptoms return. You may have a serious medical condition.
swelling of the feet and legs
unusually weak or tired
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.