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Thread: Bladder Stone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    Sodium bicarb is also known as alka seltzer, here in the states. It needs to be dissolved and then down the hatch. Cheap and does seem to work for some people.

    Alka Seltzer contains three major ingredients: aspirin, sodium hydrogen carbonate and citric acid. If someone were going to try sodium bicarbonate to help prevent stones, wouldn't it be better to take it in the form of baking soda dissolved in water rather than taking aspirin which those taking coumadin (warfarin) should avoid and is know to cause some people stomach upset and gastric distress, even bleeding?

    The article cited at the end of this sentence suggests a common dosage for adults is 1-2 teaspoons of baking soda dissolved in water 3-4 times a day. Uric Acid Nephrolithiasis: Recent Progress and Future Directions, See section entitled, Acidic Urinary pH (

  2. #22
    Ye, it probably is. However, unless you are on Coumadin, the aspirin can also assist with resolving any pain that may occur with the formation of grit or a stone.

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