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Brand name: Sodium Bicarbonate (Pfizer (Perth))

Sodium Bicarbonate (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) bicarbonate. On this page you will find out more about Sodium Bicarbonate (Pfizer (Perth)), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: bicarbonate

Information for medicine and pack size:
Sodium Bicarbonate (Pfizer (Perth)) 8.4% (8.4 g/100 mL) intravenous infusion injection, 10 x 100 mL vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

1. Metabolic acidosis in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis where a rapid increase in plasma total CO2 content is crucial. Treatment of metabolic acidosis should be concurrent with measures designed to control the cause of the acidosis. 2.Urinary alkalinisation in the treatment of certain drug intoxications (ie barbiturates, salicylates, lithium, methyl alcohol) and in the haemolytic reactions requiring alkalinisation of the urine to diminish nephrotoxicity of blood pigments. Urinary alkalinisation is also used in methotrexate therapy to prevent nephrotoxicity. 3.Severe diarrhoea which is often accompanied by a significant loss of bicarbonate.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution, free from visible impurities
Dosage Form Injection, intravenous infusion
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
100mL x 10: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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