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Generic name: potassium citrate [poe-TASS-see-um-SIT-rate]
Class of drugs: urinary ph modifiers

What is Urocit-K?

Urocit-K mineral helps treat kidney stones.Urocit-K could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Urocit-K

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat.

Urocit-K may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Severe vomiting or stomach pain;
  • High blood potassium, nausea and the feeling of tingling, weakness, and chest pain; irregular heartbeats; or loss of movement
  • Symptoms of stomach bleeding, such as bloody or tarry stool, coughing blood, or vomiting that resembles coffee grounds.

Common adverse effects of Urocit-K could include:

  • Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting,
  • Diarrhea.

This list does not represent all possible side effects; other symptoms could occur. Please consult with a physician regarding any medical effects and report any side effects directly to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any other medications you take.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't use urocitk if you suffer from:

  • Excessive levels of potassium present in the blood (hyperkalemia);
  • Renal failure;
  • A bladder or kidney infection;
  • Untreated, uncontrolled diabetics that are not controlled or treated
  • An adrenal gland disorder
  • A blockage in your intestines.
  • Issues with your esophagus, stomach, or intestines, which can affect the digestion or swallowing process;
  • A peptic gastric ulcer within your stomach
  • "wasting syndrome";
  • A large tissue trauma (such as a serious burn);
  • If you're dehydrated or malnourished,
  • If you are taking potassium-sparing diuretics (amiloride, eplerenone, spironolactone or triamterene), they could reduce the effects of potassium loss and may help protect bone health.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Kidney issues other than kidney stones;
  • Too much acid in your body (acidosis);
  • An stomach ulcer;
  • Heart issues heart problems
  • Chronic diarrhea (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease).

It is unclear if Urocit-K can harm unborn babies. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to be pregnant.

It might not be safe to breastfeed while taking this medication. Consult your physician regarding any risks.Urocit-K is not a product that has been approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How to take Urocit-K?

Follow the directions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Make sure you take the medicine precisely as prescribed.Drink with meals or an evening snack within 30 minutes of eating.Take the tablet in one swallow, and don't crush, chew, break, or suck it.

The tablet can cause irritation in your throat or mouth. Inform your doctor when you feel that the tablet is trapped in your throat after you take it.You might need to adhere to specific diets while taking Urocit-K. Follow the directions from your physician or dietitian. Find out about the foods you should be aware of or avoid to manage your illness.

You'll require frequent blood and urine tests. The function of your heart may have to be monitored by using an electrocardiograph (sometimes known as the EKG).Reduce your intake of salt and consume plenty of fluids when taking Urocit-K.Keep the bottle in a dry, temperature controlled location away from heat and moisture sources. Close the bottle when not being used.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do not take the medicine for as long as you can. However, do not take your missed dose if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't have two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Avoid using salt substitutes or potassium supplements unless your physician has advised you to.Do not exercise vigorously if you are not fit enough for it.

Interaction with other drugs

Inform your physician of any additional medications taken, such as:

  • Digoxin, digitalis;
  • Bronchodilator asthma medicine;
  • Cold or allergy medicine (Benadryl and other brands);
  • Diuretic or "water pill";
  • Medication for treating treatment for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, or mental illness
  • Treatment options to address an overactive bladder include medication.
  • Medication for treating those suffering from Parkinson's disease
  • Medication to treat stomach issues, motion sickness, or IBS.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can affect Urocit-K, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all drugs are included here.



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