Is it true that swallowing dry Alka-Seltzer or sodium bicarbonate can cause damage to your stomach?
I’ve heard this all my life (and about exploding sea gulls), but recently read something debunking it. Well, I happened to look on the side of my box of baking soda and what do I see under the heading Antacid Use? It says “STOMACH WARNING: TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY, DO NOT TAKE UNTIL POWDER IS COMPLETELY DISSOLVED. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT WHEN OVERLY FULL FROM FOOD OR DRINK. Consult a doctor if severe stomach pain occurs after taking this product.”
So apparently you CAN get hurt by taking a sodium bicarbonate mixture, especially if you’re suffering from overeating. Anyone ever heard of this happening?