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Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?

Taking potassium citrate 10meq couple years. Started lisinopril 20mg1/13. Just did a drug interaction check & rated severe. How concerned should I be?

Lisinopril: Lisinopril acts in the kidney to retain potassium which is the source of the interaction warning. Check with your doctor to see if that is what the doctor wants. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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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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How much potassium citrate?

How much potassium citrate?

100 to 150 meq q day: When treating diseases such as renal tubular acidosis or kidney stones, the daily dosages are 100 to 150 meq total per day. Dosages should be taken with food. ...Read more

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Where can I buy potassium citrate online?

Where can I buy potassium citrate online?

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

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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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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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Where can I buy potassium citrate online, that will ship?

What for: The recipe for gunpowder uses potassium nitrate, if you need it for chemistry, buy it from a chemistry asupply house. ...Read more

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Is rash linked to potassium citrate?

Is rash linked to potassium citrate?

Rare: There is an always a potential for severe life threatening reaction that can cause severe skin rash that would include hives and other skin manifestations. ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between potassium citrate and potassium carbonate?

Can you explain the difference between potassium citrate and potassium carbonate?

Different salts: Both are salts of potassium. One contains carbonate the other citrate. Potassium is the primary ingredient in both n. ...Read more

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With UTI why was I was given the potassium citrate?

With UTI why was I was given the potassium citrate?

Kidney stones?: Potassium citrate is commonly used to treat low urinary citrate which is a risk factor for kidney stones. Maybe you had kidney stones and are not aware of them. V. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the hospital if too much potassium citrate?

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

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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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What is the difference between potassium gluconate and potassium citrate?

Both potassium supp: Citrate acts as a buffer/alkali in conditions with high acid (acidemia). Gluconate has a glucose content in it. They both act as potassium supplement and selected on the basis of clinical situation. ...Read more

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

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

Different: Magnesium citrate is used as a laxative while potassium citrate is used to alkalinize the urine and make it less acidic. Each is a citrate but each has very different functions. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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? ...Read more

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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?

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

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Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

Magnesium citrate potassium citrate and vitaminb2 oral solution potrate mb6 syrup is used?

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

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Why ston1b6 (potassium citrate, magnesium citrate and vitaminb6 oral solution)syrup is used?

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

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I have a hypokalemia, why does my doctor recomends potassium citrate?

I have a hypokalemia, why does my doctor recomends potassium citrate?

Hypokalemia: I have a hypokalemia, why does my doctor recomends potassium citrate? ANS: because hypokalemia is a low blood potassium. Most important to find out the cause of the low potassium. I specialize in this and recommend a 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Potassium citrate allergy?

Potassium citrate: Potassium citrate is a medication that is used to treat renal tubular acidosis. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Potassium citrate and potassium chloride. Which is better for summer heat?

Gatorade: Spend a few dollars andbuy gatorade. It is a perfect liquid for this purpose. Don't use home remedies as they can be harmful. ...Read more

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Hi docs, do you think it's bad to take potassium chloride with potassium citrate?

Not enough info: Why are you taking potassium supplements in the first place? If there is not a medical reason, potassium can cause major and even life-threatening side-effects. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Check it out: Potassium citrate is not a treatment option for a urinary tact infection. It may help the antibiotic to clear it up, ut will not take care of it itself. I recommend seeing a doc for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a kidney stone and it cannot be removed by potassium citrate and rowatinex. What must I do?

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

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Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

Does consuming oral solution of potassium citrate daily guarantee that my kidney stones would get dissolved?

No, ...: Potassium citrate is a urine alkalizer and urine citrate supplement for possibly helping dissolve uric acid stone — not other kinds of stone and help potentially decrease stone recurrence other than uric acid stone. For detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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