Sodium Bicarbonate

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  1. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Class
    Alkalinizing Agent
  2. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Mechanism of Action
    • Combines with excessive acids to form a weak volatile acid.
    • Increases pH.
  3. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effects
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Immediate
    • <15 minutes
    • 1 - 2 hours
    • Not applicable
  4. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Indications
    • Tricyclic antidepressant overdose
    • Severe acidosis refractory to hyperventilation
  5. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Contraindications
    Alkalotic states
  6. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Precautions
    • Correct dose is essential to avoid over-compensation of pH.
    • Can deactivate catecholamines.
    • Can precipitate with calcium.
    • Delivers large sodium load.
  7. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Side Effects
    Alkalosis
  8. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Adult Dose
    1 mEq/kg initially, followed by 0.5 mEq/kg every 10 minutes as indicated by blood gas studies.
  9. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Pedi Dose
    1 mEq/kg initially, followed by 0.5 mEq/kg every 10 minutes as indicated by blood gas studies.
  10. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Max Dose
    Unknown
  11. Sodium Bicarbonate

    Routes / How Supplied
    IV / IO

    Unknown

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2013-03-30 21:02:21
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