Noston

Noston

potassium citrate

Manufacturer:

Eskayef Bangladesh

Distributor:

ECE Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
K citrate
Indications/Uses
Renal tubular acidosis w/ Ca stones, hypocitraturic Ca oxalate nephrolithiasis of any etiology & uric acid lithiasis w/ or w/o Ca stones.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Severe hypocitraturia (urinary citrate <150 mg/day) Initially 60 mEq/day (20 mEq tid or 15 mEq qid). Mild to moderate hypocitraturia (urinary citrate >150 mg/day) Initially 30 mEq/day (10 mEq tid).
Administration
Should be taken with food: Take w/ meals or w/in 30 min after meals/bedtime snack.
Contraindications
Hyperkalemia or predisposition to hyperkalemia including chronic renal failure, uncontrolled DM, acute dehydration, strenuous physical exercise, adrenal insufficiency, extensive tissue breakdown or K-sparing agent. Arrest or delayed GIT passage eg, delayed gastric emptying, esophageal compression, intestinal obstruction or stricture or concomitant anticholinergic therapy. PUD, active UTI, renal insufficiency (GFR <0.7 mL/kg/min).
Special Precautions
Monitor serum electrolytes, creatinine & complete blood count every 4 mth. Discontinue use if hyperkalemia, significant rise in serum creatinine or significant fall in blood hematocrit or Hb occur. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Minor GI complaints eg, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, loose bowel movements or nausea.
Drug Interactions
Sever hyperkalemia w/ K-sparing diuretic eg, triamterene, spironolactone or amiloride. Increased GI irritation w/ drugs slowing GI transit time eg, anticholinergics.
MIMS Class
Other Drugs Acting on the Genito-Urinary System
ATC Classification
A12BA02 - potassium citrate ; Belongs to the class of potassium-containing preparations. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Noston ER tab 10 mEq (1.08 g)
Packing/Price
15's (P195/box);30's (P390/box)
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