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Sodium Bicarbonate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Sodium Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antacids, minerals and electrolytes, urinary pH modifiers and is used to treat Acidosis, Alkylating Agent Cystitis, Asystole, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Hyperkalemia, Hyperuricemia Secondary to Chemotherapy, Indigestion, Metabolic Acidosis and Urinary Alkalinization.

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Chemical Name

Carbonic acid monosodium salt

Foreign Names

  • Natrii hydrogeni carbonas (Latin)
  • Natriumhydrogencarbonat (German)
  • Bicarbonate de sodium (French)
  • Sodio bicarbonato (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Sodium (bicarbonate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (OS: JAN)
  • E 500 (IS)
  • Monosodium carbonate (IS)
  • Natriumbikarbonat (IS)
  • Natron (IS)
  • Natron, doppeltkohlensaures (IS)
  • Bicarbonate de sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natiumhydrogencarbonat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natrii hydrogenocarbonas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Sodium hydrogen carbonate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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