Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

Description

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate acts as an alkalinizing agent and mainly used for the treatment of urinary tract infections, painful or difficult urination, kidney stones, urinary acidosis, etc.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Unpleasant taste
  • Stomach cramps
  • Flatulence
  • Change in mood

Uses of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Kidney stones
  • Urine alkalinization
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Micturition
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Disodium Hydrogen Citrate or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hyperkalemia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with hyperkalemia (high blood potassium levels) due to the increased risk of adverse effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Stomach disorders

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with stomach disorders due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver impairment due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.

Dehydration

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with acute dehydration due to the risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

Other medicines

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Other uses

Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for indications other than those stated above in certain specific circumstances, especially if other medicines are not effective. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor in such cases.

Missed Dose

Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tetracyclines

Methotrexate

Barbiturates

Disease interactions

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with kidney impairment due to the risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of kidney function is recommended while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/administer this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine makes the urine less acidic by neutralizing excess acid in the blood and urine. By making the urine more alkaline, this medicine helps to inhibit bacterial growth and thereby relieves the discomfort due to urinary tract infections.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Approved

Classification

Category

Alkalizers, Urinary pH modifiers

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Vibcare.co.in. 2019 [cited 9 September 2019]. Available from:

https://vibcare.co.in/disodium-hydrogencitrate/

TTK Healthcare - Pharmaceuticals [Internet]. Ttkhealthcare.com. 2019 [cited 9 September 2019]. Available from:

http://www.ttkhealthcare.com/pharma/oricitral.htm

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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Sep 2019

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