High-purity sodium bicarbonate is also used as an alkali in the pharmaceutical industry. The high purity of sodium bicarbonate manufactured at Tata Chemicals Europe conforms to the standards of the European Pharmacopoeia and United States Pharmacopoeia.
Sodium bicarbonate is a vital ingredient in the production of over-the-counter drugs such as effervescent antacids, vitamin supplements, analgesic tablets and powders, toothpaste and antacid gel formulations. In addition, sodium bicarbonate in the form of an effervescent solution is also effective in cleaning dentures.
Crex® and sodium bicarbonate are also used in the formulation of bathing products, such as bubble bath and bath bombs.