What are the side effects of sodium hydrogen for injection?

Sodium hydrogen carbonate for injection will occasionally cause the minor discomforts, such as cramping and thirstiness. Too much sodium hydrogen carbonate can result in a serious imbalance of electrolytes called metabolic alkalosis. Symptoms to pay attention to include muscle spasms, irritability, and twitching. If you experience any unusual muscular sensations while being treated with sodium hydrogen carbonate for injection, it is important to tell your doctor. Additionally, the sodium hydrogen carbonate solution can leak into the surrounding tissue, resulting in a potentially serious problem of sores or dead tissue at the site of the IV injection. This problem may be addressed with an injection of either lidocaine or hyaluronidase and also by keeping the IV site warm and elevated.

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