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Generic: potassium citrate
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It helps to make the urine more alkaline or less acidic
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Tell your doctor if you have trouble swallowing this medicine, or if it seems to stick in your throat. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.

You may see the shell of extended- release tablet in the stool. This is normal. The medicine from the tablet has been released.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • bloody, black, tarry stools
  • confused, dizzy, lightheaded, faint
  • irregular heartbeat, chest pain
  • numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • pain on swallowing
  • stomach pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • loose stools
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container closed tightly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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