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Sodium Bicarbonate

Popular Brands: : Sodium Bicarbonate, Alka-seltzer, Sodium Bicarbonate In Plastic Container, Alka-seltzer Heartburn Relief, Alka-seltzer Gold
Official FDA Reports33,575
Social Media Events20
Total Posts1,265
Avg. Review Score4.29/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
Manufacturers
  • Abbott Laboratories Pharmaceutical Products Div
  • Ahold U.s.a., Inc.
  • Cardinal Health
  • Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
  • Dlc Laboratories, Inc.
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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Sodium Bicarbonate Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Sodium Bicarbonate

Drug Ineffective

This product did nothing to alleviate my cold symptoms. I took it 3 hours ago and feel worse than I did at the time. Problem is I can't take anything else until the four hours are up for this. I just ...


Source: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold/Cough Oral : Us...

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Influenza

Fast and lasting relief from my flu symptoms .


Source: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold/Cough Oral : Us...

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Drug Ineffective

Absolutely no help . This company has great ads touting how well it works, but it sure did not work for me.


Source: Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold/Cough Oral : Us...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Smrog31 in fdb.rxlist.com on September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Took this medication without any problems and it worked within 20 minutes. I slept through the night not coughing once. I took the alka seltzer severe cough and cold liquid. It does have a nasty taste...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Weath114 in fdb.rxlist.com on September 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Didnt do anything. Felt worse an hour after taking it than before.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Brianna Sharpe in fdb.rxlist.com on April 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I absolutely love this medicine! This is my go to medicine forever. Its fast acting but it also lasts and completely gets rid of those cold symptoms you're treating.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 20, 2015 @ 12:00 am

This product did nothing to alleviate my cold symptoms. I took it 3 hours ago and feel worse than I did at the time. Problem is I can't take anything else until the four hours are up for this. I just ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By WolfiesRainbow in fdb.rxlist.com on January 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

This stuff works awesome on stubborn colds or sinus problems! I took it for 4 days and had none of the symptoms I started with! Highly recommend it, only draw back is that it has to be purchased behin...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on October 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have a cold: nasal congestion, cough, sinus pain. This worked. I took it ever 4 hours during the day and my last does before bed, I took the night time version - great product, works fast. Will use...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By xheather570xx in viewpoints.com on August 22, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Never thought Alka Seltzer would be this amazing. My mom recommend me to try the Alka Seltzer Plus Cold and Cough, and I'm so glad that she did. I never thought that Alka Seltzer Plus Cold ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Influenza

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on May 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Fast and lasting relief from my flu symptoms.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug ineffective

Posted By Janis in fdb.rxlist.com on May 7, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Absolutely no help. This company has great ads touting how well it works, but it sure did not work for me.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on April 8, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I love taking this before bedtime, or when I have time to rest as it does make me drowsy. It tends to work faster than others and when sinuses are bad, it is a major plus. Only downside is it makes me...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.