Review: could Sodium Bicarbonate cause Water Retention?


Water retention is found among people who take Sodium Bicarbonate, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lasix, and have Nausea . We study 5,341 people who have side effects while taking Sodium bicarbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 21 have Water retention. Find out below who they are, when they have Water retention and more.

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Sodium Bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate has active ingredients of sodium bicarbonate. It is often used in preventive health care. (latest outcomes from Sodium bicarbonate 6,677 users)

Water Retention

Water retention has been reported by people with hair loss, joint pain, blood urea increased, urinary tract infection, osteoarthritis (latest reports from 20,586 Water retention patients).

On Aug, 18, 2016

5,341 people reported to have side effects when taking Sodium Bicarbonate.
Among them, 21 people (0.39%) have Water Retention

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Sodium bicarbonate cause Water retention?

Time on Sodium Bicarbonate when people have Water Retention *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Water Retention when taking Sodium Bicarbonate *:

  • female: 40 %
  • male: 60 %

Age of people who have Water Retention when taking Sodium Bicarbonate *:

  • 0-1: 5.56 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 22.22 %
  • 50-59: 11.11 %
  • 60+: 61.11 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Nausea (4 people)
  • Pancreatic Carcinoma Recurrent (3 people)
  • Pancreatic Carcinoma Metastatic (3 people)
  • Pain (3 people)
  • Hypertension (3 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Norvasc (5 people)
  • Lasix (5 people)
  • Lorazepam (4 people)
  • Dexamethasone (4 people)
  • Allopurinol (4 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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