Potassium Citrate

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  • Acidosis
  • Hypokalemia
  • Kidney Calculi

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Uses of Potassium Citrate

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Potassium Citrate is used in the treatment of:

  • Acidosis

Potassium Citrate is used in the prevention of:

  • Hypokalemia
  • Kidney Calculi

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Citrate Brand Names

Potassium Citrate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Potassium Citrate Drug Class

Potassium Citrate is part of the drug class:

Potassium Citrate Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMILORIDE/POTASSIUM CITRATE
  • BENAZEPRIL/POTASSIUM CITRATE
  • EPHEDRINE/POTASSIUM CITRATE
  • FESOTERODINE/POTASSIUM CITRATE
  • FOSINOPRIL/POTASSIUM CITRATE
  • POTASSIUM CITRATE/PSEUDOEPHEDRINE
  • POTASSIUM CITRATE/QUINAPRIL
  • POTASSIUM CITRATE/RAMIPRIL
  • POTASSIUM CITRATE/SPIRONOLACTONE
  • POTASSIUM CITRATE/TRIAMTERENE

This is not a complete list of Potassium Citratedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Potassium Citrate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Potassium Citrate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Potassium Citrate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Potassium Citrate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Potassium Citrate Dosage

Take potassium citrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Potassium Citrate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Potassium Citrate is available in the following doses:

  • Citric Acid-potassium Citrate 30 Meq Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Potassium Acetate/k Bicarbonate/k Citrate 45 Meq/15 Ml Oral Solution
  • Potassium Citrate 10 Meq Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Potassium Citrate 15 Meq Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Potassium Citrate 20 Meq/15 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Potassium Citrate 5 Meq Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Potassium Citrate Compounding Powder
  • Potassium Citrate-sodium Citrate 50 Mg-950 Mg Oral Tablet

Forms of Medication

Potassium Citrate is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet