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Dipotassium hydrogen citrate is a urinary alkalanizer. It is used for the following conditions:

• Renal tubular acidosis (a condition where the blood is acidic due to a kidney problem)
• To prevent uric acid and cysteine stones in people predisposed to form the stones in the urinary tract
• To treat uterine tract infection, though evidence for the same has not been established  

Drug information on Alkanil (625mg/625mg/5mL) (Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 625mg + Dipotassium Hydrogen Citrate 625mg/5mL) from Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Alkanil (625mg/625mg/5mL)

Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Dipotassium Hydrogen Citrate
Combination of Generics : Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 625mg + Dipotassium Hydrogen Citrate 625mg/5mL
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Side effects of Dipotassium Hydrogen Citrate

  Digestive tract: Diarrhea, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, bleeding from the stomach or intestines

  Blood: High potassium levels in the blood

When is Dipotassium Hydrogen Citrate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Dipotassium hydrogen citrate is contraindicated in the following conditions:

• Allergy to the drug
• High blood potassium levels (hyperkalemia)
• Metabolic derangements due to conditions like Addison’s disease (reduced function of the adrenal glands), uncontrolled diabetes, acute dehydration
• Severe kidney dysfunction
• Severe heart disease like a recent heart attack (since potassium also slows down the heart)
• Stomach or intestinal ulcers, or conditions that slow down the digestive tract
• Active urinary tract infection


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