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What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: There are used to correct low serum levels of potassium and magnesium respectively. They should not be used as supplements for any other purpose.
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A 40-year-old male asked:

What is the function of potassium citrate and magnesium citrate.Please elaborate?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
It is the citrate: Both provide citrate to the body which goes to the urine preventing stone formation in people who are deficient in urinary citrate. Whether potassium or magnesium is used it has sometimes to do with your blood level of either or accompanying meds interaction. Also, low magnesium level in urine may increase stone formation. If this is the case, mag citrate may be preferable.
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