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Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt

Generic Name: Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt (SOE dee um bye KAR bo nate/SIT rik AS id/sye METH i kone)
Brand Name: EZ Gas II

Uses of Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt:

  • It is used to treat heartburn and upset stomach.
  • It is used to ease too much gas in the stomach.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt?

  • If you have an allergy to sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, simethicone, or any other part of sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt.
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you are on a low-salt diet (this medicine has salt), talk with your doctor.
  • If you have a swallowing tube (esophagus) that is not normal or trouble swallowing, talk with your doctor.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Do not take this medicine for more than 2 weeks unless told to do so by your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • Take with or without food.
  • Place1/2 of the packet contents onto the back of the tongue. Wash it down with 1 tablespoon (15 mL) water. Repeat with the rest of the drug in the packet.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Many times sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad belly pain.
  • Very loose stools (diarrhea).
  • Black, tarry, or bloody stools.
  • Throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds.
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling.
  • Feeling confused.

What are some other side effects of Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, and Simethicone Effervescent Granule Pkt?

  • Store at room temperature.
  • Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
  • Protect from moisture.
  • Throw away any part of the packet not used after use.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.

Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about this medicine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, and simethicone effervescent granule pkt. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

Review Date: October 4, 2017

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