What is Care Sodium Bicarbonate?
Care Sodium Bicarbonate can be used to soothe symptoms of heartburn and indigestion. It’s a fast-acting substance that can be used to relieve the occasional, short-term case of heartburn and indigestion. It can also be used topically to relieve pain and discomfort caused by insect bites, stings and sunburn. It’s a simple product with multiple uses, so always useful to have in the medicine cabinet.
Sodium Bicarbonate Uses
Sodium Bicarbonate can be used to provide relief from quite a few different ailments. It can be dissolved in warm water and swallowed in order to treat heartburn and indigestion. It works by reacting with stomach acid to produce gas and relieve heartburn and indigestion. It can also be dissolved in water and applied topically to soothe sunburn and pain caused by insect bites.
What is heartburn?
Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, which occurs when acid leaves the stomach and floods the food pipe, which irritates its delicate lining and causes a burning sensation. Many people confuse heartburn as being a separate condition on its own, but it is actually a symptom of a condition called acid reflux. Other symptoms of acid reflux include:
- A sore throat
- Bad breath
- A bitter or sour taste in the mouth
- A cough
- A hoarse voice
There often isn’t an obvious reason to explain why you are experiencing heartburn, but there are some factors that can cause heartburn or make it work, such as:
- Certain food and drinks - such as coffee, alcohol, chocolate and fatty or spicy foods
- Being overweight
- Stress and anxiety
- Some medicines, such as anti-inflammatory painkillers
- A hiatus hernia - when part of your stomach moves up into your chest
How to use this product
If you are using it as an antacid (to relieve heartburn and indigestion) take 1 level 5ml spoonful dissolved in warm water and take it up to 4 times a day to relieve symptoms.
Do NOT give this product to children under the age of 12 years old.
If using to treat insect bites and sunburn on adults, the elderly and children: dissolve 1 level 5ml spoonful in 568ml of warm water. Apply to the affected skin with cotton wool or lint.
When NOT to use Care Sodium Bicarbonate
Do NOT take this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients used in this product (see ingredients tab for full list) or if you:
- High levels of alkali in the blood
- Low levels of calcium in the blood
- Reduced stomach acid
- Heart failure
- Kidney problems
- Liver problems
- High blood pressure
- Are taking steroids
- Are pregnant or breast-feeding
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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