Potassium Citrate + Citric Acid
Dosage Form: Solution
- To relieve discomfort in urinary tract infections
- To prevent kidney stone
- With uricosuric agent to prevent gout
- Acidosis caused by kidney diseases
Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid oral solution is a stable and pleasant-tasting oral systemic alkalizer. Potassium Citrate is absorbed and metabolized to Potassium Bicarbonate, thus acting as a systemic alkalizer. This product alkalinizes the urine without producing a systemic alkalosis in recommended doses. It is highly palatable, pleasant tasting and tolerable, even when administered for long periods. Potassium Citrate does not neutralize the gastric juice or disturb digestion.
To relieve discomfort in UTI:
- Adults and children over 6 years: 10 ml 3 times daily, diluted with 1 glass of water.
- Children 1-6 years: 5 ml 3 times daily, diluted with ½ glass of water.
To prevent kidney stones, With a uricosuric agent to prevent gout, Acidosis caused by kidney diseases:
- Adults: 10-15 ml 4 times daily (or as directed by the physician) diluted with 1 glass of water.
- Pediatric: 5-10 ml 4 times daily (or as directed by the physician) diluted with ½ glass of water.
Route of administration: Orally
Concurrent administration of potassium-containing medication, potassium-sparing diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or cardiac glycosides may lead to toxicity.
The drug is contraindicated in severe renal impairment with oliguria or azotemia, untreated Addison’s disease, acute dehydration, severe myocardial damage and hyperkalemia from any cause.
This solution is generally well tolerated without any unpleasant side effect when given in recommended doses to patients with normal renal function and urinary output. However, as with any alkalinizing agent, caution must be used in certain patients with abnormal renal mechanisms to avoid development of hyperkalemia or alkalosis. Potassium intoxication causes listlessness, weakness, mental confusion, tingling of extremities and other symptoms associated with a high concentration of Potassium in the serum.
Pregnancy & Lactation:
No information is available regarding the use of this drug during pregnancy and lactation.
Precautions & Warnings:
The solution should be used with caution in patients with low urinary output. It should be diluted adequately with water to minimize the possibility of gastrointestinal injury associated with the oral ingestion of concentrated Potassium salt preparations; and preferably, to take each dose after meals. Large doses may cause hyperkalemia and alkalosis, especially in the presence of renal disease.
Prevention of repeated kidney stone formation, Urinary Alkalinizing Agent.
Keep below 30°C temperature, away from light & moisture. Keep out of the reach of children.
Manufactured by: UniMed UniHealth Pharmaceuticals Ltd.