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Urocit k (potassium citrate) good for the prevention of kidney stones?

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Dr. Pascale Lane
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Often

Most kidney stone are formed of calcium and oxalate.
Urocit k (potassium citrate) can reduce crystallization of these substances by adjusting the acid level of the urine and providing citrate. Citrate binds to urinary calcium so it can't bind to oxalate. If the stones are formed of other substances urocit k (potassium citrate) may not help. For most patients it may be beneficial.

In brief: Often

Most kidney stone are formed of calcium and oxalate.
Urocit k (potassium citrate) can reduce crystallization of these substances by adjusting the acid level of the urine and providing citrate. Citrate binds to urinary calcium so it can't bind to oxalate. If the stones are formed of other substances urocit k (potassium citrate) may not help. For most patients it may be beneficial.
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