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Potassium Citrate Medication
Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?
Why: If you are treating a specific disease potassium citrate can be obtained by rx. I know there are multiple websites but I do not know one that should be used. I am curious why do you want to buy it? ...Read more
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
24-48 hours: 24-48 hours if the combination is going to be effective. ...Read more
YES: Too much potassium citrate can cause cardiac arrythmias or abnormal heart beats that can cause severe problems. Blleding from the GI tract can aslo occur. ...Read more
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?
I have cystinuria and have been taking potassium citrate as a liquid. I would like to know whether a slow release pill would be more beneficial?
Tablet form availabl: Potassium citrate tablets (generic or urocit-k) have been available in the us for years. They are available as 5meq and 10meq strengths. They are extended-release too. ...Read more
Potrate: Mb6 solution does not contain vitamin b2 (riboflavin), as far as I can tell. It does contain vitamin b6 (has multiple forms, but pyridoxal phosphate is active & involved in many metabolic reactions). The solution can be used to make urine less acidic -- a good idea if you have uric acid kidney stones. ...Read more
It can be used to..: It can be used to prevent calcium oxalate kidney stones. Since you have already had kidney stones, i supect that they were trhis type. It is not used to treat other types of stones as a preventitive. B6 decreases liver production of oxalate and magnesium binds it in the gut to prevent it being resorbed and producing calcium oxalate stones in the kidney! Always ask what your medicine is for! ...Read more
Bladder infection seemed to clear up with potassium citrate after a few days it returned and I retreated the symptoms improved however not at night?
Please specify: Can you please specify from where do you have the discharge? ...Read more
I have a kidney stone and it cannot be removed by potassium citrate and rowatinex. What must I do?
See a urologist!: If you are having symptoms from a kidney stone and it needs to be removed there are several options including extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, percutaneous lithotripsy, as well as surgical removal. Stones in the ureter that do not pass can be removed with ureteroscopic stone removal techniques using a scope via the bladder. You need consultation with a urologist. ...Read more
Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?
What is more appropriate for hypokalemia? Potassium citrate or potassium chloride? Thank you. Please explain.
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