Potassium Magnesium Citrate

Description

Potassium Magnesium Citrate is an alkalinizing agent which is used for the prevention and treatment of kidney stones. It is an effective treatment for uric acid and calcium oxalate kidney stones.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Potassium Magnesium Citrate

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Tiredness and weakness
  • Stomach pain

Uses of Potassium Magnesium Citrate

What is it prescribed for?

  • Kidney stones
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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 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 potassium magnesium citrate or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

Hyperkalemia

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

Addison's disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with Addison's disease (an adrenal gland disorder) due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Severe renal impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment due to the risk of increased blood potassium levels.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless 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

Hyperkalemia

Potassium Magnesium Citrate may increase the blood potassium levels drastically in some patients. Close monitoring of blood potassium levels, appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required based on the clinical condition.

Dehydration

Potassium Magnesium Citrate 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

Potassium Magnesium 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.

Missed Dose

Take 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
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Potassium Magnesium Citrate with food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Potassium Magnesium Citrate makes some changes in the urine and alkalizes the stone-forming salts such as calcium phosphate, calcium oxalate, and uric acid thereby dissolves the kidney stones. It also raises urinary pH and makes the urine less acidic.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Urinary alkalinizing agent, Urinary pH modifiers

Schedule

Schedule H

Reduction of renal stone risk by potassium-magnesium citrate during 5 weeks of bed rest. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 14 May 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17509313

Potassium-magnesium citrate is an effective prophylaxis against recurrent calcium oxalate nephrolithiasis. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 31 December 2018]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9366314

[Internet]. Larenon.com. 2019 [cited 14 May 2019]. Available from:

https://www.larenon.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/GUSHOUT-Tablet-Solution.pdf

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Information on this page was last updated on 14 May 2019

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