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Medikarb - Pharma Grade Sodium Bicarbonate

MedikarbTM is a pharmaceutical-grade Sodium Bicarbonate for the Pharmaceutical industry. It conforms to Indian and British Pharmacopoeial standards and is manufactured in an FDA/GMP-approved facility under a rigorous TCL Quality Management system. The industry-leading impurity profile and our superior service capability make it suitable for the most demanding excipient and API requirements.

Medikarb is India’s first branded premium grade of sodium bicarbonate suitable for use as an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and as an excipient in pharma manufacturers in a high-quality product manufactured in a state-of-the-art FDA-certified facility. High-purity sodium bicarbonate is used as an alkali in the pharmaceutical industry.


  • Sodium Bicarbonate Assay (NaHCO3) 99 to 101 % by mass

  • the pH of freshly prepared 5 % Solution 8.6 max

  • Chlorides 200 PPM max

  • Heavy Metals (as Lead) 5 PPM max

  • Arsenic 2 PPM max

  • Sulphates (SO4) 150 PPM max

  • Carbonate (CO3) Passes the I.P. test

  • Iron (Fe) 20 PPM max

  • Calcium (Ca) Passes the I.P. test


Usage as APIs and excipients in the pharmaceutical industry.

Quality systems:

Manufactured in FDA-licensed and GMP-approved facility Operations in line with Good Manufacturing Practices

Governed by end-to-end Quality Management Systems

Packaging: 25 kg bags BOPP laminated P.P. with inner LDPE sealed sack

MedikarbTM will be produced through a highly mechanized automated manufacturing process designed per GMP principles. Quality of the end product is assured through an end-to-end Tata Quality Management System (QMS), with the product manufactured, processed, packed, and distributed under the applicable licensing and operational guidelines. Customers will also have the backing of technical sales support through an in-house R&D and Technical Services team. Customers can order small lots per their requirements, and systems are aligned to cater to express deliveries.

High-purity sodium bicarbonate is used as an alkali in the pharmaceutical industry. Sodium bicarbonate is vital in producing effervescent antacids, analgesic tablets and powders, vitamin supplements, injectable powders, toothpaste, and antacid gel formulations. It is also a buffering agent, providing bicarbonate ions to balance the pH during blood purification.

With its sodium bicarbonate business, Tata Chemicals has a presence in domestic and global markets. With an annual capacity of 100,000 MT in India, the company also has two other brands SodakarbTM, customized for use as a food additive, and AlkakarbTM, for animal feed. This introduction of MedikarbTM as a customized product will cater specifically to the pharmaceutical industry.


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