Sodium Bicarbonate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sodium Bicarbonate?

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• This medicine is used to treat heartburn and indigestion.

• This medicine is used to treat high acid levels in the blood.

• This medicine is used to lower acid levels in the urine.

• This medicine is used to treat high potassium levels.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are on a low-salt diet (contains salt), talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take iron within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Do not take this medicine for longer than 2 weeks, unless directed by healthcare provider.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Bloating.

• Gas.

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