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Sodium Bicarbonate Oral solution [Radiographic Use]
Generic Name: sodium bicarbonate
What is this medicine?SODIUM BICARBONATE (SOE dee um; bye KAR bon ate) is used to create gas in the stomach for some contrast studies of the stomach.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?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
How should I use this medicine?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.
What if I miss a dose?This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- ammonium chloride
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, doxycycline, tetracycline
- aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
- ephedra, Ma Huang
- itraconazole, ketoconazole
- stimulants like amphetamine, dexmethylphenidate, and others
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Your condition will be monitored while you are taking this medicine.
What side effects may I notice from receiving 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
- nausea, vomiting
- bloating and stomach gas
- increased thirst
- stomach cramps