BRAND NAME: URIFLOW
Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup is a combination medicine used to prevent gout and kidney stones and in the treatment of metabolic acidosis. The syrup belongs to a category of medicines called alkalizing agent that works by decreasing the amount of acid in the stomach. The medicines are highly beneficial for gout, which is a type of arthritis caused due to the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joint. A kidney stone is a medical condition where hard deposits of uric acid accumulate in the kidney, forming stones. In metabolic acidosis, excess acid is accumulated in the body due to kidney failure.
Take the Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup as per the dosage and duration prescribed by your doctor. Shake the syrup well before use. Some users may experience side effects such as diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea, and vomiting. Do not take Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup if you have a medical history or are currently suffering from severe kidney failure, severe heart damage, severe dehydration, heat cramps, Addison’s disease (an adrenal gland disorder), or hyperkalemia (high blood potassium levels).
The medicine is a combination of Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid. It is highly beneficial in the prevention of kidney stones or helpful in decreasing the excess acid in the stomach. The medicine works by raising the pH of urine which prevents the growth, formation, and aggregation of crystals in the kidney. Citric acid works by preventing the formation of deposits by binding with the salts and breaking down the small deposits.
Whereas, potassium citrate is alkaline in nature and works by neutralizing the acids in the blood and urine. Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup is highly beneficial in reducing the crystallization of stone-forming salts such as calcium oxalates in kidney stones and uric acid in gout.
Carefully read the instruction manual given along with the Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup. Shake the syrup well before use. Follow the dosage and duration instructions given by your doctor using the syringe or dropper.
There are mild to moderate side effects of Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup that do not last for a long time. The side effects may vary in all the users as they depend on the response to the treatment or physiological conditions. Do not forget to inform your doctor in case your side effects get worse or persist with time. The range of side effects noticed on using the Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup are mentioned below.
Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup may interact with other medicines when taken together. It can also interact with certain food items and health conditions. Therefore do not take Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid Syrup with the drugs mentioned below: