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I have cystinuria! 15ml potassium citrate 3 times a day. is it dangerous to raise it by 5ml a little before dinner time to keep my ph at 8?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
You're fine: I'm glad you got your diagnosis -- this is easier to manage than kidney stones from other causes. This is a very safe medication and unless your physician disagrees, you can be flexible. Drink plenty of water -- you know that already. Have you been offered penicillamine?

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