Table 3.

Adverse events during the study perioda

Adverse EventsControl (% of Patients)Bicarbonate (% of Patients)P
Hospitalization for CHF00N/A
Worsening hypertension requiring increase in therapy48610.17
Worsening edema requiring increase in loop diuretics30390.5
Bad taste requiring switch to powder form of sodium bicarbonateN/A6.5N/A
  • aCHF, congestive heart failure.