What is Cytra-K used for?

Cytra-K is a combination medicine that helps make your urine less acidic. Sometimes called a urinary alkalizer, Cytra-K is used to treat acidosis or to prevent gout or kidney stones. Cytra-K may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Can potassium citrate be taken long term?

Conclusions: Potassium citrate provides a significant alkali and citraturic response during short-term and long-term therapy with the change in urinary metabolic profiles sustained as long as 14 years of treatment.

What can I take instead of potassium citrate?

Citrus fruits can be used as an alternative to potassium citrate in the treatment of hypocitraturic urolithiasis [10, 20]. Citrus fruits are rich sources of natural citrate and they can supply enough citrate levels equal to routine potassium citrate treatment.

When should I stop taking potassium citrate?

You should not use potassium citrate if you have: high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia);

Is Cytra-K FDA approved?

Cytra-K has not been approved as safe and effective by the FDA. The retail price of Cytra-K is $72.62.

Is Cytra 2 over the counter?

Cytra-2’s generic retail price averages $28.03, but a SingleCare Cytra-2 coupon lowers this cost to $4.20. You can use your SingleCare Cytra-2 coupon on over-the-counter supplements, like Cytra-2, with a doctor’s prescription.

Why can’t you lie down after taking potassium citrate?

It’s best not to lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking a dose of potassium citrate (Urocit-K), as doing so can rise your risk of side effects like nausea and stomach upset. Don’t cut, crush, or chew the tablets. This will affect the way potassium citrate (Urocit-K) works.

Should you take potassium at night or in the morning?

If you have high blood pressure, and if you’re having trouble sleeping, consider getting a healthy dose of potassium before bed. Don’t substitute real food for vitamin pills.

Is there a natural alternative to potassium citrate?

In the new study, researchers evaluated hydroxycitrate, a natural fruit extract available as a dietary supplement, and found that it did a better job of slowing the growth of calcium oxalate crystals than potassium citrate.

How can I get potassium citrate naturally?

Potassium also occurs naturally in foods and often in the form of potassium citrate. Prunes, avocados, beans and squash are all high potassium content foods. However, potassium citrate is also manufactured as an additive for use in food processing. It acts as a pH buffer, which contributes to its use as a preservative.

What are symptoms of too much potassium citrate?

Symptoms of overdose

  • Abdominal or stomach pain.
  • difficult breathing.
  • irregular heartbeat.
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips.
  • shortness of breath.
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs.

Can potassium citrate dissolve kidney stones?

Conclusion: Urinary alkalization with potassium citrate/bicarbonate is a well tolerated and highly effective treatment, resulting in dissolution of nonobstructing uric acid stones.