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Potassium citrate and Sodium citrate oral

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.


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This medication makes the urine less acidic. It is used in the treatment of certain kidney disorders and gout. It may also be used with some antibiotics to make them more effective.

How To Use

The usual dosage is 1 to 4 tablets with a full glass (8 oz or 240 ml) of water, after meals and at bedtime. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication. Take as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often without your doctor's approval.

Side Effects

Notify your doctor if you develop: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, fluid retention, convulsions, unusual weakness, mental confusion, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, heart disease, liver disease, Addison's disease, high blood pressure, allergies (especially drug allergies), a sodium (salt) restricted diet (this drug contains sodium). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: lithium, chlorpropamide, methotrexate, aspirin, water pills, heart or blood medication, methenamine, tetracyclines (including doxycycline and minocycline). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.


If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include listlessness, weakness, confusion, and tingling in arms or legs.


While taking this medication, it may be necessary for you to test the pH (acidity) of your urine using special paper. The pH will help determine the proper dose.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


The tablets should be stored at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 TO 30 degrees C).