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sodium bicarbonate (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sodium bicarbonate ()?

Do not take sodium bicarbonate or any antacids without first talking to your doctor if you have:

  • an intestinal problem or appendicitis;
  • heart problems;
  • high blood pressure;
  • swelling of the arms or legs;
  • kidney disease;
  • liver disease; or
  • problems urinating;

Talk to your doctor before taking sodium bicarbonate if you are pregnant.

Talk to your doctor before taking sodium bicarbonate if you are breast-feeding.

How should I take sodium bicarbonate ()?

Take sodium bicarbonate exactly as directed by your doctor or follow the directions on the package. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take the sodium bicarbonate tablets with a full glass of water.

Store sodium bicarbonate at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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