Sodamint Tablets 100'S
Sodamint 300 MG Description
Sodamint is an antacid. The active ingredient in it is sodium bicarbonate. It is used in cases of Cardiac Arrhythmias and Acidosis (increased acid production in the body). Its main action is to alkal
inise the body by neutralising hydrogen ions. When the acid produced in the stomach increases, symptoms such as heartburn are common, Sodamint helps neutralise the effects of this acid and gives quick relief. It is also given systemically if the blood pH drops too low, a condition known as Acidosis. Overdose of this tablet can have dangerous side effects. One should only use it in the prescribed dose. When prescribed in larger doses, regular monitoring is needed. If there is no relief after taking the medication, a physician's opinion is required to plan further treatment. It is not meant for chronic use. This drug is not safe during pregnancy or lactation. One must avoid consuming alcohol while on this drug. Always inform the doctor about any other medications (tablets or herbal) that you are on to ensure no interactions. This tablet is not recommended to those who are on a salt-restricted diet.
|Contains||Sodium Bicarbonate(300.0 Mg)|
|Uses||Heartburn, acidity, indigestion, metabolic Acidosis|
|Side effects||Stomach cramps, gas, bloating, causes, increased thirst, increased urination, twitching, nausea, vomiting, headache, restlessness, Dyspnea|
Uses of Sodamint 300 MG
- Upset stomach
- Acute metabolic acidosis
- Chronic metabolic acidosis
- Hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels)
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Lactic Acidosis
Contraindications of Sodamint 300 MG
- If you have underlying metabolic or systemic alkalosis.
- If you have Hypocalcemia (low calcium levels).
- If you have hypersensitivity to sodium bicarbonate.
- If you have a history of allergic reactions such as rash, oedema, etc.
- If you have had liver failure.
- If you have had kidney failure.
- If you have had congestive heart failure.
- If you have hypertension.
- If you have Dyspnea.
- If you have the issue of fluid retention (such as swelling of hands and feet).
Side effects of Sodamint 300 MG
- Common side effects include:
- Bloating and stomach gas
- Increased thirst
- Stomach cramps
- More severe side effects include:
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Muscle pain and twitching
- Nausea or vomiting
- Nervousness or restlessness
- Unpleasant taste
- Increased frequency in urination
- Increased frequency in urination
Precautions and Warnings of Sodamint 300 MG
Other General Warnings
- You are on a salt-restricted diet. Let your healthcare provider know if you are on a salt-restricted diet, as this drug can increase sodium levels.
- You have had renal failure. Fluid retention and oedema are common in patients with renal failure.
- You have high blood pressure.
Mode of Action of Sodamint 300 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Sodamint 300 MG
- The tablet has to be entirely dissolved in water before consumption.
- Take the tablet in the dose and frequency prescribed.
- Sodamint must be consumed on an empty stomach or one to two hours after a meal. It should not be taken on a full stomach.
- This tablet is meant for short-term use and temporary relief. Do not consume for a long period without consulting a doctor.
- In case of any adverse effects, seek immediate medical attention.
- Do not regularly consume for over two weeks as self-medication.
Interactions of Sodamint 300 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Interacts with oral antibiotics: Affects the absorption of oral antibiotics such as doxycycline, levofloxacin, minocycline, tetracyclines due to changes in the gastric pH.
- Interacts with anti-inflammatory medications: Sodamint increases the levels of NSAIDs/other related anti-inflammatory medications, Mesalamine, and sulfasalazine by raising the renal tubular pH. This results in greater reabsorption of these drugs into the bloodstream....
- Interacts with medication that requires an acidic environment in the stomach to work: This medication can decrease the effectiveness of drugs like ampicillin, atazanavir, certain azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole, itraconazole), iron supplements, pazopanib, sucralfate, etc....
Interactions with food items
- Calcium-rich diet: Large doses of calcium in diet or as supplements can result in a potentially fatal condition known as milk-alkali syndrome.
Storage and disposal of Sodamint 300 MG
Dosage of Sodamint 300 MG
- Taking a dose of the tablet exceeding 16gm a day might cause toxicity. This may cause vomiting, increased urination, and diarrhoea. Excess fluid loss can lead to dehydration. It can also cause convulsions, muscle weakness, and spasms. Serious electrolyte imbalances result in Cardiac Arrhythmias....