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Sodium Bicarbonate

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.

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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

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed sodium bicarbonate to treat cardiac arrest, kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, and hyperkalemia.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take sodium bicarbonate if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

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