Cytra-3 Oral Syrup Dosage

Generic name: potassium citrate monohydrate, sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid monohydrate
Dosage form: syrup

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CYTRA-3 Syrup should be administered by diluting with water, followed by additional water, if desired.  Palatability is enhanced if chilled before taking.

Proper dilution may help prevent gastrointestinal injury associated with the oral ingestion of concentrated potassium salt preparations.

Usual Adult Dosage:  3 to 6 teaspoonfuls (15 to 30 mL), diluted with water, for times a day, after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by a physician.
Usual Pediatric Dosage:  1 to 3 teaspoonfuls (5 to 15 mL), diluted with water, four times a day, after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by a physician.

Usual Dosage Range:  2 to 3 teaspoonfuls (10 to 15 mL), diluted with water, taken four times a day, will usually maintain a urinary pH of 6.5-7.4.  3 to 4 teaspoonfuls (15 to 20 mL), diluted with water taken four times a day, will usually maintain a urinary pH of 7.0-7.6 throughout most of the 24 hours without unpleasant side effects.  To check urine pH, HYDRION Paper (pH 6.0-8.0) or NITRAZINE Paper (pH 4.5-7.5) are available and easy to use.

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