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

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Urocit K (potassium citrate)

yes, this is potassium citrate.
Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters per day.

In brief: Urocit K (potassium citrate)

yes, this is potassium citrate.
Citrate is essential for stone prevention. Our kidneys produce some citrate naturally, but diet intake of citrate from lemon and orange is very important. Urocit K is excellent as a strategic additional source of citrate. Potassium also mutes stone formation somewhat. Minimize salt. Minimize meats. Drink 3-4 liters per day.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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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.
Dr. Pascale Lane
Dr. Pascale Lane
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