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Sodium

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 24, 2022.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Sodium (Na) is a chemical from the periodic table of elements with the atomic number of 11. It is a soft, silvery metal. Sodium is often combined with chloride to produce NaCl, or sodium chloride, which is normal table salt. Sodium is a common salt form that is used for many medications to make them more easily dissolvable once ingested, for example, sodium bicarbonate or divalproex sodium.

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References

  1. ChemicalElements.com. Sodium. Accessed April 14, 2012. http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/na.html

Further information

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