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Drug information on BIO-D3 DS (Potassium citrate) from Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Gencare)


  Softgel capsule
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Gencare)
Generic : Potassium citrate
0.25mcg / 1250mg / 99mg / 7.45mcg / 7.5mg
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Drug Name : Potassium citrate

Potassium Citrate(Cytra-K) generic BIO-D3 DS is an urinary alkalinizing agent, prescribed for kidney stones.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which BIO-D3 DS may be prescribed

Side effects of BIO-D3 DS

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO- The recommended dose is 15ml 3 times a day after meals with a glass full of water.

How to use BIO-D3 DS?

It comes as liquid to take by mouth, with food.

When is BIO-D3 DS not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with high potassium levels in the blood, aluminum toxicity, heart failure or injury, or severe kidney problems, who are taking aldosterone blocker and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for BIO-D3 DS

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of urinary tract infection, burns, diarrhea, ulcer, sugar, difficulty in swallowing, heart, kidney problem, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Monitor blood potassium levels, other blood electrolyte levels, and electrocardiogram (ECG) regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for BIO-D3 DS

Drink adequate fluid while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions for BIO-D3 DS

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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