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Review: could Sodium bicarbonate cause Kidney stones?

We study 6,054 people who have side effects while taking Sodium bicarbonate from FDA and social media. Among them, 15 have Kidney stones. Find out below who they are, when they have Kidney stones and more.

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Sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate (latest outcomes from 6,116 users) has active ingredients of sodium bicarbonate. It is often used in metabolic acidosis.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones (latest reports from 106,109 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 6,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Sodium bicarbonate. Among them, 15 people (0.25%) have Kidney Stones. They amount to 0.01% of all the 106,065 people who have Kidney Stones on eHealthMe.

Trend of Kidney stones in Sodium bicarbonate reports

Time on Sodium bicarbonate when people have Kidney stones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Kidney stones100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sodium bicarbonate * :

FemaleMale
Kidney stones76.47%23.53%

Age of people who have Kidney stones when taking Sodium bicarbonate * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Kidney stones0.00%0.00%0.00%9.09%0.00%9.09%27.27%54.55%

Severity of Kidney stones when taking Sodium bicarbonate ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Kidney stones ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Fibromyalgia (5 people, 33.33%)
  2. Headache (5 people, 33.33%)
  3. Crohn's disease (3 people, 20.00%)
  4. Arthritis (2 people, 13.33%)
  5. Anxiety (2 people, 13.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Citalopram hydrobromide (7 people, 46.67%)
  2. Gabapentin (5 people, 33.33%)
  3. Vitamin b-12 (5 people, 33.33%)
  4. Celexa (5 people, 33.33%)
  5. Nabumetone (5 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Kreese on Jun, 11, 2011:

    I was diagnosed Type 2 diabetic late 2010 and started onn Medformin 250 mg twice a day. very strange that my blood sugars were normal afdter 1 week on the meds and continued to be normal even after having a none fasting blood sugar and A1C done, which were all normal as well.

    Recently I had kidney stones from hell and was rushed to the hospital after being on Medformin for 6 Months.

    Being in the pharmaceutcal field I am convinced that Medformin causes Kidney Stones. Drug companies do not report all side affects from clinical trials to the FDA, this I can tell you they use the data that is good for them to get their dug approved. I am sure that the numbers are higher for people developing kidney stones from Medformin.

    Reply

    Wil on Aug, 5, 2011:

    I have been on Metformin 250mg twice daily for about 7 months. My first ever kidney stone event occured at 5 months with a second event at 7 months. Metformin was the replacement for Avandia which I had taken for years without incident. I am 68 years old.

    Reply

    Kenneth Cruthis on Mar, 5, 2013:

    I am seventy years old and in pretty good health, I am borderline type two diabetic. My doctor prescribed Metphormin and within a week I was passing multiple small kidney stones and after about a week , still passing stones, then I quit for a couple of weeks and the stones subsided, then I started taking the drug again and the stones started back up again, now I have had a history of stones in the past but nothing as frequent as this. I started taking 2000 mg. of Calcium each day and haven't been bothered with stones in several years until I started taking Metphormin. This is the only Generic drug that I know of for non insulin dependent diabetes. I may try it again for another test. I have decided that my health is my reasonability with loosing weight, diet and exercise.

    Reply

    Wil on Mar, 6, 2013:

    UPDATE: August and September 2012 had Lithotripsy for two large stones. Also stopped Metformin after consultation with Dr and reevaluation of the need. next recheck due in May 2013

    Reply

    Jones60 on Jun, 18, 2014:

    I have my first ever stone after a 6 month stint on Metformin....Now Im wondering if I should stop taking this drug

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • 1 year after cancer of the bladder required a neo bladder operation, I was diagnosed with high eye pressure leading to glaucoma. Since the bladder op I have been taking 1.6g of Sodium Bicarbonate per day as a urinary alkalinizer. Is it possible that the sodium bicarbonate is causing the higher eye pressure.
    For example, Azopt drops state that bicarbonate is requied for the production of the eye fluid. Azopt drops have brinzolamide that inhibits the action of carbonic anhydrase and thereby decreases the production of bicarbonate.

    Reply

    ozidog5 on Jun, 8, 2014:

    Just shows you. You cannot trust computers. I was asking about high EYE pressure maybe caused by sodium bicarbonate, not blood pressure. Wpuld a living person please respond.?

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • Left kidney pain for several days with a marked inability to urinate & a significant amount of blood in my urine

    Reply

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