Active ingredients: bicarbonate
What it is used for
SODIUM BICARBONATE INJECTION is indicated as an alkalinising agent in the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in many conditions including diabetes, starvation, hepatitis, cardiac arrest, shock, severe dehydration, renal insufficiency, severe diarrhoea, Addison's disease or administration of acidifying salts (e.g. excessive sodium chloride, calcium chloride, ammonium chloride). SODIUM BICARBONATE INJECTION is also used to increase urinary pH in order to increase the solubility of certain weak acids (e.g. cystine, sulphonamides, uric acid) and in the treatment of certain intoxications (e.g. methanol, phenobarbitone, salicylates, lithium) to decrease renal absorption of the drug or to correct acidosis.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
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- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Clear, colourless solution
Do I need a prescription?
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