What is Potassium Citrate used for?
Potassium citrate is a potassium salt containing citric acid. It is used to treat various conditions including gout, kidney stones and metabolic acidosis caused by kidney disease. Potassium citrate works by helping the kidneys to remove uric acid, making urine less acidic.
Potassium Citrate Information
Always read and understand the drug information guide provided with the product before you begin taking Potassium Citrate. When you buy Potassium Citrate online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging.
Potassium citrate is taken by mouth with a meal, bedtime snack or within 30 minutes after meals. The typical dose is up to three times a day. It should not be taken on an empty stomach. Potassium citrate should be taken everyday for best results.
You may be required to reduce your sodium intake and increase your water intake while taking potassium citrate. You may also need to monitor your intake of potassium and foods high in potassium.
While taking potassium citrate you will be required to check the acidity (pH) of your urine periodically. This will help to determine whether you are on the right dose. Ensure that you take this medication exactly as prescribed.
The tablet is swallowed whole. Call a doctor or pharmacist if you cannot swallow the tablets or if they get stuck in your mouth or throat. Seek immediate medical attention if something is stuck in your throat. Store at room temperature and away from animals when not in use.
Inform your doctor if you have conditions such as Addison disease, severe kidney disease or severe heart damage. They should also provide you the signs of an allergic reaction.
If you miss a dose you can take it when you remember. If you skip the missed dose, you can take it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip your next dose and continue with your planned schedule.
The following drugs are known to interact with Potassium Citrate. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications, (including prescription medications and herbal products) with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions.
- potassium acid phosphate
- potassium chloride
- potassium phosphates
Potassium Citrate has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking this, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Potassium Citrate online.
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
- Abdominal or stomach discomfort
- difficult breathing
- weakness or heaviness of the legs
- irregular heartbeat
- shortness of breath
- Swelling in the face, lips, tongue or throat
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