SODIUM BICARBONATE 500MG CAPSULES

Active substance: SODIUM BICARBONATE

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Base Label 120 x 32mm
Product licence holder: Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd.,
2 Park Street, Woburn, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PG, UK.

If you would like the leaflet in a different format, please
contact the licence holder above

Page 1 (front) 110 x 32mm

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Manufacturer: Aspar Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 29-30
Capitol Way, Capitol Way Industrial Park, Colindale,
London, NW9 0EQ, UK.

Date of revision: January 2008.

Sodium
sodium
Bicarbonate
bicarbonate
#ejj mg
500 mg Capsules

PL 17496/0018 P

56 Capsules

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The usual doses are as follows:
Adults:
Indigestion: Take 1 to 5 g (2 to 10 capsules) when
required.
Do not take more than the dose stated above.
Acidosis: To be taken as instructed by your doctor. The
dose will depend on each individual patient’s acid-base
balance and electrolyte status.

If you have bought the capsules yourself, take the dose
described above. Do not continue to take these
capsules for a long period of time without consulting
the doctor.
Children under 12 years of age should not take this
medicine unless prescribed by a doctor.
If you take more capsules than you should:
Speak to your doctor or pharmacist straightaway.

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Patient Information Leaflet

Sodium Bicarbonate 500 mg Capsules
Read the leaflet carefully and keep it in case you
want to read it again.
Do not share medicines with other people.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you have any
other questions, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

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If you forget to take these capsules:
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten
dose, just carry on with the normal routine.

4. Possible side effects
Sodium Bicarbonate Capsules are suitable for most
people, but, like all medicines they can sometimes
cause side-effects.

The following have been reported:
• Stomach pains
• Flatulence (wind)
• Alkalosis (an increase in pH of the blood), symptoms
may include tiredness/weariness, vomiting, thirst
and restlessness. (Possibly due to prolonged use,
which is not advised).

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1. What these capsules are and what they
are used for

used to treat acidosis (metabolic or respiratory), a condition
where the blood is more acidic than it should be.

These capsules contain the active ingredient, sodium
bicarbonate. Sodium Bicarbonate can be used as an
antacid and works by neutralising acid in your stomach.
Sodium Bicarbonate Capsules are used to treat
dyspepsia (heartburn or indigestion). They may also be

2. Before you take these capsules
Some people must not take these capsules. Do not take
these capsules if:
You know you are allergic to sodium bicarbonate or to any
of the other ingredients (these are listed in section 6).

You must be especially careful if:
You have previously suffered from heart failure
You suffer from liver or kidney problems
You have high blood pressure
You are on a low salt diet (each capsule contains
137 mg of sodium)
You are elderly
You are pregnant or breastfeeding.








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Sodium supplements such as Sodium Bicarbonate
Capsules may also cause:
• High blood pressure
• Fluid retention
• Hypokalaemia (low potassium levels in the blood),
symptoms may include an abnormal heartbeat,
muscle weakness and numbness.

If you notice any unwanted effects, please go
and see your doctor.

5. How to store these capsules
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in the original container.
Keep the container tightly closed.

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Do not use the capsules after the expiry date shown on
the label.
Take any unused medicine back to your pharmacist to
be destroyed.

6. Further Information
Ingredients
Each white capsule printed with ‘NaB 500’ contains

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Discuss your treatment with your doctor before taking
this medicine if any of the above applies to you.
Taking other medicines
These capsules can affect some other medicines you
may be taking. Make sure your doctor knows if you are
taking any of the following:
• Drugs containing lithium (for depression)








Phenothiazines (to treat anxiety)
Anti-bacterials (e.g. rifampicin or tetracycline)
Anti-fungals (e.g. ketoconazole, itraconazole)
Drugs to treat high blood pressure (eg. captopril,
enalapril)
Dipyridamole (to prevent blood clotting)
Quinidine (for heart rhythm disturbances)

500 mg of the active ingredient, sodium bicarbonate.
The other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose,
and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell contains
gelatin, water and titanium dioxide (E171), and the
printing ink contains shellac, black iron oxide (E172),
soya lecithin and antifoam DC 1510.
They are supplied in containers of 56 or 100 capsules.
Both of the packs sizes may not be available.

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Sodium
Bicarbonate
500 mg Capsules

PL 17496/0018 P

56 Capsules

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Phenytoin and gabapentin (for epilepsy)
Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (to prevent
or treat malaria or for arthritis)
Penicillamine (for rheumatism)
Bisphosphonates (to treat Pagets disease, in
which bones form too quickly or to treat
established osteoporosis to slow down bone loss)





Methotrexate (used in cancer treatment)
Ephedrine (used in cold remedies/nasal decongestants)
Aspirin.
Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the
medicines you are taking. This means medicines you have
bought yourself as well as those you have on prescription
from your doctor.

For oral use. Swallow whole with a drink of water. Adults: For
indigestion take 2 to 10 capsules as required, or as directed by
your doctor. Each capsule contains: sodium bicarbonate 500 mg,
which provides 137 mg of sodium. Not recommended for use in children
under 12 years, unless prescribed by a doctor. Read all the leaflet before
use. Warning. Do not exceed the stated dose. KEEP OUT OF THE
REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Do not store above 25ºC.
Store in the original container. Keep the container tightly closed.
PL Holder: Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd., Woburn, MK17 9PG, UK.
Distributed by: Co-pharma Ltd., Herts., UK.

For oral use. Swallow whole with a drink of water. Adults: For indigestion
take 2 to 10 capsules as required, or as directed by your doctor.
Each capsule contains: sodium bicarbonate 500 mg, which provides
137 mg of sodium. Not recommended for use in children under 12 years,
unless prescribed by a doctor. Read all the leaflet before use.
Warning. Do not exceed the stated dose. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH
AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN. Do not store above 25ºC.
Store in the original container. Keep the container tightly closed.
PL Holder: Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd., Woburn, MK17 9PG, UK.
Distributed by: Co-pharma Ltd., Herts., WD1 8SS, UK.

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Driving and using machinery
Sodium Bicarbonate Capsules should not affect your
ability to drive or operate machinery.

3. How to take these capsules
The capsules should be swallowed whole (do not chew)
with a drink of water.

If this medicine has been given to you by your doctor,
he/she will decide what dose you need to take. Always
take the capsules exactly as the doctor has told you.
The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. If you are
not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Carry on taking
them for as long as you have been told unless you have
any problems. In that case, check with your doctor.
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