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Sodium bicarbonate

Contributor(s): Anna Meredith

Introduction

Name

  • Sodium bicarbonate.

Class of drug

  • Electrolyte.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment of metabolic acidosis.
  • Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of hypercalcemic or hyperkalemic crises.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Quinidine
  • Alkalinization of urine by sodium bicarbonate decreases the excretion of quinidine.

Sympathomimetic drugs

  • Alkalinization of urine by sodium bicarbonate decreases the excretion.

Aspirin

  • Increases the excretion of aspirin.

Phenobarbitone

  • Increases the excretion of phenobarbitone.

Tetracyclines (especially doxycycline)

  • Increases the excretion of tetracyclines.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary 4th edn (1998) Bishop Y (Ed). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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