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General Information on Citric acid and Sodium Citrate

Generic Name : Citric acid and Sodium Citrate

Pronunciation : SIH-trik AS-id/SOE-dee-um SIH-trayt

Latest prescription information about Citric acid and Sodium Citrate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Citric acid and Sodium Citrate

India- Alkacos, Alkasym.
International- Bicitra, Cytra-2, Oracit, Shohl's.

Why is Citric acid and Sodium Citrate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an alkalinizing agent, prescribed for the treatment of metabolic acidosis. 

When should Citric acid and Sodium Citrate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with aluminum toxicity and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Citric acid and Sodium Citrate?

Dose is based on patient’s condition.

How should Citric acid and Sodium Citrate be taken?

It comes as a liquid to take by mouth, 4 times/day, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Citric acid and Sodium Citrate?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, heart disease, electrolyte/mineral imbalances, Addison disease, ulcer, high blood pressure, urinary tract infection, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• Monitor electrolyte levels during the treatment.

What are the side effects of Citric acid and Sodium Citrate?

Diarrhea, loose stools, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.

What are the other precautions for Citric acid and Sodium Citrate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Citric acid and Sodium Citrate?

Store it at room temperature (20º - 25ºC), and in an airtight container.

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