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Drug Guide

Urinary alkalinizer (By mouth)

Treats and prevents kidney stones by lowering the amount of acid in urine. May be used with other medicines to treat gout.

Brand Name(s):

Cytra-2, Cytra-3, Cytra-K, Oracit, Urocit-K, Urocit-K 10, Urocit-K 5, Virtrate-2, Virtrate-3, Virtrate-K

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

Make sure your doctor knows if you have had an allergic reaction to potassium citrate, sodium citrate, or citric acid. You should not use this medicine if you have untreated Addison's disease, stomach ulcers, trouble urinating, or a urinary tract infection, or a blockage in your digestive system. You might not be able to use this medicine if you have diabetes, or problems with your kidneys. You may not be able to use this medicine if you have a history of heart problems, dehydration, or hyperkalemia.

How to Use This Medicine:

Liquid, Powder, Long Acting Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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