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Urocit-K Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- What are the possible side effects of potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- What is the most important information I should know about potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- How should I take potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Urocit-K)?
- What happens if I overdose (Urocit-K)?
- What should I avoid while taking potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- What other drugs will affect potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Urocit-K)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Urocit-K)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include heavy feeling in your arms or legs, muscle weakness, limp feeling, slow or uneven heartbeat, chest pain, or feeling like you might pass out.
What should I avoid while taking potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
Avoid lying down for at least 30 minutes after you take this medication.
Avoid taking potassium supplements or using other products that contain potassium without first asking your doctor. Salt substitutes or low-salt dietary products often contain potassium. If you take certain products together you may accidentally get too much potassium. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains potassium.
While taking this medication, avoid strenuous exercise if you are not in proper condition for it.
What other drugs will affect potassium citrate (Urocit-K)?
The following drugs can interact with potassium citrate. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:
- eplerenone (Inspra);
- digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin);
- candesartan (Atacand), losartan (Cozaar, Hyzaar), valsartan (Diovan), or telmisartan (Micardis);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex, Quin-Release);
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- a bronchodilator such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine);
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik); or
- any type of diuretic (water pill) such as bumetanide (Bumex), chlorothiazide (Diuril), chlorthalidone (Hygroton, Thalitone), ethacrynic acid (Edecrin), furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Hyzaar, Lopressor, Vasoretic, Zestoretic), indapamide (Lozol), metolazone (Mykrox, Zarxolyn), or torsemide (Demadex).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with potassium citrate. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about potassium citrate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Urocit-K Information
- Urocit-K Drug Interactions Center: potassium citrate oral
- Urocit-K Side Effects Center
- Urocit-K Overview including Precautions
- Urocit-K FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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