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 by Drugs.com. Last updated on March 11, 2020.
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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