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is sodium citrate a cure for swollen ankles?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No: No.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
Not likely: No.
Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
NO!!!: One of the most serious side effects of taking external sodium cittrate is more swelling! also, unless you are taking it specifically under a physician supervising you, the other side effects are: numbness/tingly feeling, swelling or rapid weight gain, muscle twitching/cramps, fast or slow heart rate, confusion, or mood changes, bloody or tarry stools, severe stomach pain, diarrhea and seizures!

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