Caraway oil/Dill oil/sodium bicarbonate Pregnancy

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Consists of caraway oil, Dill oil, sodium bicarbonate

Pregnancy of Sodium bicarbonate in details

Pregnancy is always a special situation where every action or side effect of the drug varies when compared to a situation of a non-pregnant patient. It is not only because the pregnant woman's metabolism differs due to the hormonal and other changes happened to her, but also because every medicine or its metabolite passes to the baby and shows its action there. The only thing is, be cautious, attentive and well supervised when you take any single drug in pregnancy. The interactions can vary in pregnancy, and the dosage may differ as well. Strict supervision of the Physician is mandatory.

Due to the undesirable side effects of sodium loading--edema and weight gain--the use of alternative antacids has been advocated by some experts. In one unblinded, controlled study of the maternal and fetal effects of 150 mEq of sodium bicarbonate, use of the drug was associated with significantly elevated maternal arterial pH, pC02, and base excess and significantly elevated umbilical arterial pH, p02, and base excess at delivery. There were apparent adverse effects of the infusion on the mothers, and no mention of adverse effects on the fetuses or newborns.

Sodium bicarbonate has been assigned to pregnancy category C by the FDA. There are no animal or human reproductive data. Some experts consider the use of sodium bicarbonate as an antacid during human pregnancy to be relatively contraindicated because of the availability of preferable therapeutic agents. Sodium bicarbonate should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

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Sodium bicarbonate breastfeeding

When a drug is taken when the patient is breast feeding, a part of the drug is secreted in her breast milk and is passed to the baby. The dosage of the medicine to mother and baby are different, and many drugs actions are side effects when you take them without a disease, and what if you the baby takes them without a disease? What if the drug is contraindicated in newborns, infants or children? So, breastfeeding is a very alarming situation when the mother is on medications. Ask your Physician or Pediatrician about the effect of the drug on the baby and how much is excreted in breast milk and if it harms the baby!

There are no data on the excretion of sodium bicarbonate into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Clark RB, Stephens SR, Greifenstein FE "Fetal and maternal effects of bicarbonate administration during labor." Anesth Analg 50 (1971): 713-8
  2. "Product Information. sodium bicarbonate." Astra USA, Westborough, MA.
  3. Berkowitz R, Coustan D, Mochizuki T. "Handbook for Prescribing Medications During Pregnancy. 2nd ed." Boston, MA: Little, Brown, and Company (1986): 242

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. sodium bicarbonate." Astra USA, Westborough, MA.



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