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

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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