Generic Name: citric-acid-sodium-citrate, Oral Solution

Generic Name:

citric-acid-sodium-citrate, Oral Solution

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Highlights for citric-acid-sodium-citrate

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CITRIC ACID; SODIUM CITRATE (SIH trik AS id; SOE dee um SIH trayt) makes blood and urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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citric-acid-sodium-citrate Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • breathing problems
  • chest pain
  • fast, irregular heart beat
  • seizure
  • swelling of the ankles, feet, hands
  • tremor

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

  • diarrhea
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset
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citric-acid-sodium-citrate May Interact with Other Medications

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Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • ammonium chloride
  • antacids with aluminum hydroxide or calcium carbonate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin
  • lithium
  • methenamine
  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use citric-acid-sodium-citrate

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Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take after meals. Before taking, mix the dose in 6 ounces of water. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Addison's disease
  • dehydrated
  • heart disease
  • high levels of potassium in the blood
  • kidney disease
  • low sodium diet
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to citric acid, sodium citrate, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the foods that you eat and the vitamins that you take. Also, ask your doctor how much fluid you need to drink.

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 the container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Last Updated: March 31, 2009

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