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Urocit-K

Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2017
Urocit Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 6/20/2017

Urocit-K (potassium citrate) Extended-Release is a form of the mineral potassium used to treat a kidney stone condition called renal tubular acidosis. Urocit-K is available in generic form. Common side effects of Urocit-K include:

  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • stomach pain or upset, or
  • the appearance of a potassium citrate tablet in your stool.

Serious side effects of Urocit-K include:

  • confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;
  • uneven heartbeat;
  • extreme thirst, increased urination;
  • leg discomfort;
  • muscle weakness or limp feeling;
  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth;
  • severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

 In patients with severe hypocitraturia (low amount of citrates in the urine, a risk factor for kidney stones), the starting dose of Urocit-K is 60 mEq /day (30 mEq two times/day or 20 mEq three times/day). For mild to moderate hypocitraturia the starting dose is 30 mEq/day (15 mEq two times/day or 10 mEq three times/day). Urocit-K may interact with eplerenone, digoxin, candesartan, losartan, valsartan, telmisartan, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, quinidine, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, bladder or urinary medications, irritable bowel medications, ACE inhibitors, or diuretics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Urocit-K should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Urocit-K (potassium citrate) Extended-Release Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Urocit Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • confusion, anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;
  • uneven heartbeat;
  • extreme thirst, increased urination;
  • leg discomfort;
  • muscle weakness or limp feeling;
  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth;
  • severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting;
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools; or
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild nausea or upset stomach;
  • mild or occasional diarrhea; or
  • appearance of a potassium citrate tablet in your stool.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Urocit (Potassium Citrate Extended-Release Tablets)

Urocit Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Postmarketing Experience

Some patients may develop minor gastrointestinal complaints during Urocit® -K therapy, such as abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, loose bowel movements or nausea. These symptoms are due to the irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, and may be alleviated by taking the dose with meals or snacks, or by reducing the dosage. Patients may find intact matrices in their feces.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Urocit (Potassium Citrate Extended-Release Tablets)

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