POTASSIUM CITRATE (Urocit®-K) is a medicine used to make the urine more alkaline (less acidic). This helps prevent the formation of certain kinds of kidney stones. In some cases, your health care professional may prescribe this medicine to balance the level of potassium in your body (when the potassium level is low). This medicine contains potassium, which is a naturally occurring salt that is important for the normal functioning of the heart, muscles, and nerves. Canadian Pharmacy King currently stocks brand Urocit comes from Canada manufactured by Paladin. And the generic Potassium Citrate slow-release tablets are also called K-citrate come from Canada manufactured by Jamp Pharma.
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 to 4 times a day with meals or a bedtime snack, or as directed by your doctor. Swallow this medication whole with a full glass of water or other liquid (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not crush, chew, or suck on the tablets. Doing so may cause side effects. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication. Do not take this medication on an empty stomach.Your doctor may direct you to eat a low-salt (low-sodium) diet and drink lots of fluids. Follow your doctor's directions closely. Do not use salt substitutes that contain potassium.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea or loose bowel movements; nausea; stomach pain; upset stomach; vomiting.