Cytra-3 Oral Syrup Dosage
Generic name: Potassium Citrate 550mg in 5mL, Sodium Citrate 500mg in 5mL, Citric Acid Monohydrate 334mg in 5mL
Dosage form: syrup
Medically reviewed on March 21, 2018.
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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