Sodium Bicarbonate Meda – Sodium bicarbonate uses, dose and side effects


1 g tablets of
sodium bicarbonate

What Sodium Bicarbonate Meda is and what it is used for

Sodium bicarbonate Meda neutralizes the body’s acid.

Sodium bicarbonate Meda is used to treating excessive acidity in the body ( acidosis ) and to reduce the acidity of the urine (for alkalization of the urine).

You need to talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.

What you need to know before you use Sodium Bicarbonate Meda

Do not use Sodium Bicarbonate Meda

  • if you are hypersensitive to sodium bicarbonate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Sodium Bicarbonate Meda.

  • if you suffer from heart problems or
  • if you have impaired kidney function

Other medicines and Sodium Bicarbonate Meda

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines.

The treatment effect of Sodium Bicarbonate Meda may be affected if it is taken at the same time as certain other medicines against;

  • bacterial infections ( tetracyclines )

Sodium bicarbonate Meda contains sodium

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if your need for Sodium Bicarbonate Meda is more than 1 tablet daily for an extended period, especially if you have been prescribed a low-salt (sodium-poor) diet.

This medicine contains 273.8 mg of sodium (the main ingredient in table salt/table salt) per tablet. This corresponds to 14% of the maximum recommended daily intake of sodium for adults.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

There are no known risks of use during pregnancy.

It is unknown whether Sodium Bicarbonate Meda passes into breast milk. Therefore, consult a physician before regular use during breastfeeding.

Driving and using machines

You are responsible for assessing whether you are fit to drive a motor vehicle or perform work that requires sharpened vigilance. One of the factors that can affect your ability in these respects is the use of drugs due to their effects and/or side effects. Read all the information in this leaflet for guidance. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

How to use Sodium Bicarbonate Meda

Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

Dose one is usually determined by the doctor, who adjusts it individually for you.

If you take more Sodium Bicarbonate Meda than you should

If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has ingested the medicine by mistake, contact a doctor or hospital for risk assessment and advice.

Possible side effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Rare (affects less than 1 in 1,000 people): Alkalosis (body fluid becomes too alkaline, as opposed to acidic) with prolonged use in high doses.

How to store Sodium Bicarbonate Meda

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

Used before the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

Empty packaging can be recycled via the Packaging Collection. Jar and lid are sorted as hard plastic packaging.

Contents of the pack and other information

Content declaration

  • The active substance is sodium bicarbonate 1 g per tablet.
  • The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, talc.

What the medicine looks like and contents of the pack

Sodium bicarbonate The Meda tablet is white, flat, with a notch and a diameter of 13.5 mm.

Pack size: 100 tablets in a plastic jar.

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