TABLE 9.

Oral Preparations for Alkali Therapy

DrugPreparationSodium ContentBase Content
Shohl solution or BicitraSolution1 mL = 1 mEq1 mL = 1 mEq
Sodium bicarbonateSolution1 mL = 1 mEq1 mL = 1 mEq
Powder1 g = 12 mEq1 g = 12 mEq
Tablet8 mEq tablet8 mEq tablet
Calcium carbonateTabletsFree1 g = 19 mEq