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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Urocit K (Overview)

Urocit-K is a kidney stone agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What is urocit-k?

What is urocit-k?

Citrate supplement: Urocit k 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
27 doctors shared insights

Urocit K (Overview)

Urocit-K is a kidney stone agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What dose of urocit k?

What dose of urocit k?

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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Do you prescribe urocit k for the prevention of kidney stones?

Yes: It can be used to prevent recurrent kidney stones in patients with low urinary citrate. This measurement should be done by a specialized kidney stone laboratory. ...Read more

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Does anyone still use urocit-k for kidney stones?

Does anyone still use urocit-k for kidney stones?

Yes: Potassium citrate is a useful drug for prevention of many, if not most types of stone formation. Though there may be different metabolic defects in different people who form calcium oxalate stones, k-citrate has been shown to improve urinary citrate excretion and thus binding of urinary calcium. In addition, increased urine ph can help reduce uric acid stone formation. ...Read more

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What dose of urocit k?

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 is urocit-k?

Citrate supplement: Urocit k 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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What does urocit k do?

What does urocit k do?

Inhibits crystals: Urocit k 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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Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Does everyone take urocit-k for kidney stones?

Kidney stones: It really depends on the cause of the stones. If you have a low citrate level in your urine or have calcium oxalate or calcium phosphorus stones, urocit k can help. However for uric acid stones it does not to much. ...Read more

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