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Generic Name and Formulations:

Potassium citrate 5mEq (540mg), 10mEq (1080mg), 15mEq (1620mg); tabs.

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Indications for UROCIT-K:

Renal tubular acidosis with calcium stones. Hypocitraturic calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis. Uric acid lithiasis.


Take within 30 minutes of meals or bedtime snack. Adjust based on urinary citrate levels and/or pH. Urinary citrate <150mg/day: 30mEq twice daily or 20mEq 3 times daily. Urinary citrate >150mEq/day: 15mEq twice daily or 10mEq 3 times daily. Max 100mEq/day.


Not recommended.


See literature. Hyperkalemia or predisposing conditions. GI narrowing or stricture, delayed gastric emptying or predisposing conditions. Peptic ulcer disease. UTI. Renal insufficiency (GFR <0.7mL/kg per minute).


Restrict salt intake and encourage high fluid intake. Discontinue if severe vomiting, GI pain or bleeding occurs and follow-up. Monitor 24 hour urinary citrate, urinary pH, serum electrolytes, CBC, ECG, at least every 4 months; discontinue if hyperkalemia, significant rise in serum creatinine, or significant fall in hematocrit or hemoglobin occurs. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Urinary alkalinizer.


Contraindicated with potassium-sparing diuretics, anticholinergics, other drugs that slow GI motility. Monitor digoxin. May interfere with some urinary tract antibiotics. Caution with drugs that raise serum potassium.

Adverse Reactions:

Hyperkalemia, GI upset, irritation, bleeding.

How Supplied:


UROCIT-K 10meq tablets (Qty:270)

appx. price $581.00