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Potassium citrate User Reviews & Ratings

Brand names: Urocit-K

Potassium citrate has an average rating of 8.3 out of 10 from a total of 7 reviews on 71% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 0% reported a negative experience.

  • msund...
  • Taken for 1 to 2 years
  • March 31, 2018

Urocit-K (potassium citrate) for Renal Tubular Acidosis "Taking Urocit-K 15mEq 3x daily to prevent Kidney Stones. I was thinking all was well after a year and needed a refill, but my urologist required I get an x-ray and come see him. Sure enough, I had a 5mm stone in left kidney, same location as previous stones (one in ureter removed via Ureteroscopy.) According to the Dr., I still wasn't drinking enough water, even though I drink 64 to 88 oz per day. I had been measuring my PH with strips periodically and it was very much like a roller coaster. I started measuring every time with the strips and I was dropping below 6 too often. I read about what foods are alkalizing and those that are acidic after metabolizing and changed my diet. This made a huge difference! Along with the medication, if I eat enough alkalizing foods, I never get below 6.5! Dr. never told me about diet!? Hopefully this 5mm stone will be gone when I go back in June '18."

8 / 10
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  • Patty
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • April 4, 2020

Urocit-K (potassium citrate) for Renal Tubular Acidosis "I had kidney stones my whole life. In my twenties they became frequent and larger. The last one was the size of a quarter. It was becoming dangerous with the kidney stones that large. The only way to get rid of them was lithotripsy. Anyway, my doctor put me on Urocit-K, and I haven't had a kidney stone in about 23 years! Miracle drug!"

10 / 10
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  • Panda...
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • November 29, 2018

For Nephrolithiasis "I started taking losartan for high blood pressure 14 years ago. One side effect of losartan is that it increases risk of uric acid kidney stones. In the next four years I had 8 kidney stones, 2 of which were greater than 5 mm in diameter which required trips to the hospital. Then I started taking 30 mEq of potassium citrate a day and I have not had a kidney stone in 10 years. It has been very effective."

10 / 10
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  • ptere...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • November 21, 2023

Urocit-K (potassium citrate) for Nephrolithiasis "A great preventative drug for Calcium Oxalate kidney stone formers. Also, somehow helped with pain post-surgery. I had a cystoscopic laser lithotripsy to remove a 9mm kidney stone stuck in my kidney and my doctor prescribed me this post-surgery (in addition to all the other meds you get post-surgery). It helped with the constant burning feeling during recovery. It is also great for prevention of future kidney stones. Accidentally indulge in a meal containing high oxalates? No worries, drink a bunch of water and take one of these. Obviously, don't do that all the time but it's a great medication for those meals you just can't say no to. I think taking this medication 3x a day is excessive and found myself taking it once a day instead."

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  • sharv
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 10, 2017

For Renal Tubular Acidosis "Minutes after taking this my lips started to feel funny - a numb tingling sensation which spread to my whole face. This resolved after an anti-histamine. However, Potassium Citrate did help my initial problem of pain on passing urine and frequency."

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  • EyemOk
  • Taken for 5 to 10 years
  • December 3, 2019

Urocit-K (potassium citrate) for Renal Tubular Acidosis "I was hospitalized with large kidney stones in both kidneys. Surgically removed in January 2014. Put on 10meq of Urocit-K by urologist. No more kidney stones since (as of December 2019)."

9 / 10
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  • Liber...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 28, 2016

For Renal Tubular Acidosis "Could be made easier to swallow as they are large."

6 / 10
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