Precautions While Using This Medicine
important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits. This is
to make sure the medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.
Do not eat salty foods or use extra table salt on your food while you are
taking citrates. This will help prevent kidney stones and unwanted effects.
Check with your doctor before starting any strenuous physical exercise,
especially if you are out of condition and are taking any other medication.
Exercise and certain medications may increase the amount of potassium in the
For patients taking potassium citrate-containing
Do not use salt substitutes and low-salt milk unless told to do so
by your doctor. They may contain potassium.
Check with your doctor at once if you are taking
the tablet form and notice black, tarry stools or other signs of stomach or
Do not be alarmed if you notice what appears to be a whole tablet
in the stool after taking potassium citrate tablets. Your body has received
the proper amount of medicine from the tablet and has expelled the tablet
shell. However, it is a good idea to check with your doctor also.
If you are on a potassium-rich or potassium-restricted diet, check
with your health care professional. Potassium citrate-containing medicines
contain a large amount of potassium.
For patients taking sodium citrate-containing
If you are on a sodium-restricted diet, check with your health care
professional. Sodium citrate-containing medicines contain a large amount