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Potassium Chloride/dextro

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Potassium chloride/dextro Prescription
Generic Name: potassium citrate (poe TASS see um SIT rate)
Brand Names: Urocit-K
Potassium information from Drugs.com, includes potassium side effects, interactions and indications.
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Potassium Chloride/dextro Drug Information:

Potassium is a mineral that is found in many foods and is needed for several functions of your body, especially the beating of your heart. Potassium Citrate is used to treat a kidney stone condition called renal tubular acidosis. Potassium Citrate may also be used for other purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. You should not take Potassium Citrate tablets if you have problems with your esophagus, stomach, or intestines that make it difficult for you to swallow or digest pills. Learn more

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Potassium Chloride/dextro Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to potassium citrate: oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, potassium citrate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking potassium citrate:

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking potassium citrate:

Symptoms of overdose

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

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to potassium citrate: compounding powder, oral liquid, oral tablet extended release


Postmarketing reports: Gastrointestinal complaints (e.g. abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, loose bowel movements, nausea)

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/27/2021.

Source: Drugs.com Potassium Chloride/dextro (www.drugs.com/potassium.html).