Potassium citrate

Potassium citrate is used to relieve discomfort in mild urinary tract infections such as cystitis. It works by making the urine less acidic.

Before taking potassium citrate

Before taking potassium citrate make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows:
  • If you have kidney problems.
  • If you suffer from heart disease.
  • If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to th

    How to take potassium citrate

    • Before beginning treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet.
    • Take your medication exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
    • If you have been given effervescent tablets - take your dose dissolved in a glassful of water.
    • If you have been given the mixture - take two 5 ml spoonsful stirred into a glassful of water.
    • If you have been given the sachets - empty the contents of a sachet into a glassful of water. Stir it well before drinking.
    is or any other medicine.

    Getting the most from your treatment

    • Drink plenty of water while you are taking the course of medicine. This will increase the amount of urine you produce and will help to relieve your symptoms.
    • If your symptoms do not improve after a few days, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
    • If you buy any medicines, check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with your other medicines.

      Can potassium citrate cause problems?

      This medicine is unlikely to cause any side effects, although you may notice a slight increase in passing urine whilst taking potassium citrate. If this becomes troublesome, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.

      If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to this medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

      How to store potassium citrate

      • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
      • Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.

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