Also known as Alka-Seltzer, Picot, Navstel, Elliotts B, Normocarb Hf 25, Zegerid With Magnesium Hydroxide, Zegerid Reformulated Aug 2006, Golytely, Nulytely, and Colyte
Sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate is the chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Sodium bicarbonate is a white solid that is crystalline but often appears as a fine powder. It has a slightly salty, alkaline taste resembling that of washing soda (sodium carbonate). The natural mineral form is nahcolite. It is a component of the mineral natron and is found dissolved in many mineral springs.Source: Wikipedia
DEA Class 4 meaning a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence.
Estimated Total Cost: $17.52 for an average of 21 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed sodium bicarbonate to treat cardiac arrest, kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and hyperkalemia.