I know a lot of us have tried Alka-Seltzer and it works. I take it a lot for bladder spasms so I can sleep. It's like an old wives tale we hand around to each other, but no doctor ever validates. I saw in a thread that someone recommended an Australian product, Citravescent Effervescent Granules, for bladder troubles...it made me wonder. What is this Australian med that we don't have in the US?
Googled it, these are the symptoms it's for:
* Burning or stinging when passing urine?
* Need to pass urine more often?
* Passing only small amounts of urine at a time?
* Fever, feeling unwell, chills?
* Pain in the lower stomach or lower back?
What it is:
"Citravescent is a urinary and systematic alkaliniser for kidney and urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. It is in the form of effervescent granules."
Active Ingredients: Sodium citro-tartrate (equivalent to 2g sodium bicarbonate per 4 g effervescent granules).
It's the same thing as Alka Seltzer, w/out the aspirin!