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Baking powder overdose
Definition Poisoning from an overdose of baking powder.
Alternative Names Sodium bicarbonate
Poisonous Ingredient Sodium bicarbonate is the main ingredient of baking powder, which is generally considered to be non-toxic.
Where Found
  • Baking powder
  • Note: This list may not be all inclusive.
  • Thirst
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • (severe)
  • Diarrhea
  • (severe)
  • Home Treatment Do NOT induce vomiting . Dilute with milk or water.
    Before Calling Emergency Determine the following information:
  • The patient's age, weight, and condition
  • The name of the product (ingredients and strengths, if known)
  • The time it was swallowed
  • The amount swallowed
  • Poison Control, or a local emergency number They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control Centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
    What to expect at the emergency room
  • Treat the symptoms.
  • Expectations (prognosis) While most ingestions of baking powder are considered non-toxic, serious complications from overdoses or allergic reactions may occur.

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