... and the prescription form?
I see potassium citrate offered as a vitamin supplement (99mg). What is the difference between it?
- 10 Sep 2010 by Mtngirl
- 15 March 2020
- vitamins, nephrolithiasis, dietary supplementation, potassium citrate
So the doctor has prescribed it for me 30 meq, 3x per day ref kidney stones. Is this just a more concentrated amount than the kind available over the counter? HUGE price difference...
Hey there "Mountain Girl" ! I Love your handle! There really isn't any such thing as a vitamin supplement for potassium. As far as i know, all 5 types of Potassium are just plain ol' Mineral supplements with differen't strengths (ie 99mg elemental potassium) They can advertise 'em any way they want to make a few extra bucks, but it's all just different types and strengths of potassium. Sacosam I AM!
Just out of curiosity have they checked your parathyroid? People who have a lot of kidney stones can have high calcium levels in their blood due to a benign tumor on the parathyroid. There’s a website by some doctors in Florida which is incredibly interesting. We’ve had three members in our family have had this prob. All of them were treated locally by general surgeons. Just look up hyperparathyroidism. Typical signs are stones groans moans psychiatric overtones.
It’s one of those diagnosis is a lot of doctors miss
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