Potassium citrate


Generic Medicine Info
Administration
Should be taken with food. Dilute well w/ water before taking.
Contraindications
Renal insufficiency (GFR <0.7 mL/kg/min); hyperkalaemia or conditions predisposing to hyperkalaemia (e.g. chronic renal failure, uncontrolled DM, acute dehydration, strenuous physical exercise, adrenal insufficiency, extensive tissue breakdown); delayed gastric emptying time, oesophageal compression, intestinal obstruction or stricture, peptic ulcer disease, active UTI.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ conditions which impair K excretion (e.g. severe myocardial damage or heart failure); GI lesions manifested by severe vomiting, abdominal pain or GI bleeding. Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor serum electrolytes (K, Cl, Na), bicarbonate, serum creatinine and CBC every 4 mth; urinary citrate and/or urinary pH at initiation or dose change and every 4 mth; periodically ECG.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhoea, loose bowel movements, nausea.
Potentially Fatal: Hyperkalaemia.
Drug Interactions
Risk of severe hyperkalaemia w/ K-sparing diuretics. Increased incidence of GI irritation w/ drugs that slow GI transit time (e.g. anticholinergics).
ATC Classification
A12BA02 - potassium citrate ; Belongs to the class of potassium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
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