Sodium Bicarbonate



Sodium Bicarbonate is indicated in-
  • Metabolic acidosis
  • Acute carbohydrate engorgement
  • Severe primary lactic acidosis
  • Barbiturate toxicity
  • Severe diarrhea which is often accompanied by a significant loss of bicarbonate in body


Sodium Bicarbonate has an important role in the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal diseases, circulatory insufficiency due to shock, severe dehydration & severe primary lactic acidosis. Sodium Bicarbonate therapy increases plasma bicarbonate, buffers excess hydrogen ion concentration, raises blood pH and reverses the clinical manifestations of acidosis.

Dosage & Administration

1.78-4.46 ml/kg body weight or 100 ml/22-56 kg body weight; intravenously. Or, as directed by the Veterinary Physician


Sodium Bicarbonate is contraindicated in animal that are losing chloride ion from body by vomiting and receiving diuretics.

Side Effects

Sometimes overdose may cause alkalosis.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Use of Sodium Bicarbonate during pregnancy & lactation has not been yet established.

Precautions & Warnings

Incompatible with calcium containing solution.

Storage Conditions

Keep all medicines out of reach of children. Store in a cool & dry place, protected from light.

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