Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, and Potassium Citrate

Name: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, and Potassium Citrate

Uses of Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, and Potassium Citrate

  • It is used to lower acid levels in the urine.
  • It is used to prevent gout attacks.

Use Labeled Indications

Conditions where long-term maintenance of an alkaline urine is desirable as in control and dissolution of uric acid and cystine calculi of the urinary tract

Dosing Adult

Alkalinizing agent/bicarbonate precursor/potassium supplement: Oral: 15-30 mL diluted in water after meals and at bedtime

Administration

Administer after meals. Dilute with water prior to administration. Chilling solution prior to dosing helps to enhance palatability. May follow dose with additional fluids.

Dietary Considerations

Should be taken after meals to avoid GI upset or laxative effect.

Pregnancy Risk Factor Not established Pregnancy Considerations

Use caution with toxemia of pregnancy.

(web3)