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What does urocit k (potassium citrate) do?

What does urocit k (potassium citrate) do?

Inhibits crystals: Urocit k (potassium citrate) alters urine acid levels and provides citrate which binds to calcium so it can't complex with oxalate to form the most common form of kidney stone. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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What to do if kaon-cl (potassium chloride) 20% meq q.d?

What to do if kaon-cl (potassium chloride) 20% meq q.d?

Potassium chloride: You need to rephrase your question so that people on Healthtap can know what it is you are asking. The dose of potassium chloride is 20 mEq, not 20%mEq. Please resubmit a better question for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

What dose of urocit k (potassium citrate)?

Depends.: Urocit-k is useful in the treatment of recurrent kidney stones and its dose will vary depending on the clinical situation. The typical starting dose is 30meq per day, which is divided into two (15meq) or three (10meq) doses. The max dose is 100meq/day. The dose will depend on renal function, response measured through urine collection studies, and patient compliance. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking K Klor 20meq pod for hypokalemia. Mistakenly took 2 doses today. Need I worry?

Taking K Klor 20meq pod for hypokalemia. Mistakenly took 2 doses today. Need I worry?

Took extra K: Not this is like drinking about 1 cup of low sodium V-8. Need to find out cause of the low K tho. This is all I do and happy to help. ...Read more

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Should i take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Should i take potassium chloride or potassium gluconate ?

Depends.: If you have low potassium usually people take Potassium Chloride but most people tolerate either. Should be discussed with your doctor as to why he/she chose one over the other. ...Read more

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What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

What's more appropriate for hypokalemia or hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Potassium chloride or potassium citrate? Thanks.

Potassium chloride : Is a better choice for hypokalemia . Potassium citrate is used more to alkalinize urine in cases of urinary tract infection etc. http://www.livestrong.com/article/557091-potassium-chloride-vs-potassium-citrate/. ...Read more

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Bun createnine ratio high 29, bun 12.99 and createnine 0.44. Sodium136, k 4.23 chloride 99 ,bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) 25.4, specific gravity 1.015. ?

Bun createnine ratio high 29, bun 12.99 and createnine 0.44. Sodium136, k 4.23 chloride  99 ,bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) 25.4, specific gravity 1.015. ?

No problem: The ratio seems high because your creatinine is lower than usual. There is nothing with a low creatinine. Women tend to have lower creatinine due to smaller muscle mass, as compared to men. You lab results are fine. ...Read more

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DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

DR prescribed Monopril 5mg, HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5mg & KLOR-CON 4mg for mild, longtime HTN. My potassium levels are normal. Is KLOR-CON necessary or risky?

Probably not.: Any excess potassium would be eliminated in your urine, as long as your kidney function is normal. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) is a diuretic, and your doctor wanted to make sure that you would not develop low K, which is dangerous. ...Read more

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S Potassium is 5.54 mmol/l. Doc prescribed Losartan Potassium for HTN & CKD. Will it further increase S. Potassium level? Isn't Telmisartan better?

Class effect: Both Losartan and Telmisartan could increase potassium. Perhaps there was a reason the potassium was elevated (if blood sits too long before running the sample for example) so maybe the doctor to that into consideration. I would confirm with your doctor though as he/she may want to repeat the test. ...Read more

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Potassium phosphate vs potassium chloride, how effective is one over the other?

Potassium phosphate vs potassium chloride, how effective is one over the other?

What R we treating?: If you want to treat low potassium level, PO potassium Chloride is more effective since it simply has more meq of potassium in each pill (over 10 times the amount of potassium in PO potassium Phosphate). PO Potassium phosphate is mainly for treatment of low phosphorus level! ...Read more

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I'm on potassium klor-con. I'm 20 1/2 tab but it causes diarrhea. Any other potassium options?

Potassium replacemen: I've not heard of potassium causing diarrhea, but you could ask your doctor for a different formulation, perhaps a timed release one and it may cause less gastrointestinal side effects. ...Read more

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How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

How does magnesium improve Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) efficacy? What form is best? Magnesium citrate causes headache/insomnia. No side effects w/ chelated magnesium tho.

Magnesium: If chelated magnesium sets well with you then that is the best form of magnesium for you. Having good levels of magnesium and other healthy minerals is important in staying healthy. Live a healthy livestyle, do not smoke or take recreational drugs, or use very much alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Sodium 142, potassium 3.7, total calcium 9.7 ionized calcium 4.6, magnesium 2.2. Muscle twitches/crawls and skipped beats?

Palpitations: the chemical profile prescribed is essentially nor,al however palpitations can occur if other chemistries are abnormal such as hyperthyroidism. Muscle twitching can occur from chemical abnormalities as well as anxiety ...Read more

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Ckd patient with hyponatremia. Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention? Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Ckd patient with hyponatremia.  Is it safe to take 650 mg sodium bicarbonate with 40 mg lasix (furosemide) to prevent water retention?  Is sodium bicarbonate renoprotective?

Depends: Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)) is not reno-protective. However, high acid levels in the blood affect heart function, muscle function and kidney function. Reducing the blood acid level (seen by a rising bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level or pH level) improves muscle function including the heart which improves kidney circulation. It also allows the kidneys to better control potassium levels. You can help the process by avoiding sodas! ...Read more

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Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Need florinef (fludrocortisone) for dysautonomia, my potassium is 3.2 on 100meq potassium drinks per day, what is best action as I need the florinef (fludrocortisone)?

Why low K: Florinef (fludrocortisone) will help with low Potassium. I would suggest work up as why you have low potassium and need 100 meq replacement. That is a large dose. Unless losses in stool I suspect the kidney is loosing K. A urine spot potassium should answer this when done along with blood potassium level. Long term indefinite use of Florinef (fludrocortisone) is not recommended. ...Read more

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What are potassium citrate and magnesium citrate solution for?

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. ...Read more

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Klor Con (Definition)

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