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Potassium Citrate Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 2, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 20 mEq/15 mL; 5 mEq; 10 mEq; 15 mEq

Usual Adult Dose for Nephrolithiasis

Severe hypocitraturia (urinary citrate under 150 mg/day):
Initial dose: 60 mEq orally per day; either as 30 mEq two times a day OR 20 mEq three times a day with meals or within 30 minutes after meals or bedtime snack.

Mild to moderate hypocitraturia (urinary citrate over 150 mg/day):
Initial dose: 30 mEq orally per day; either as 15 mEq two times a day OR 10 mEq three times a day with meals or within 30 minutes after meals or bedtime snack.

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Uses:

Usual Adult Dose for Renal Tubular Acidosis

Severe hypocitraturia (urinary citrate under 150 mg/day):
Initial dose: 60 mEq orally per day; either as 30 mEq two times a day OR 20 mEq three times a day with meals or within 30 minutes after meals or bedtime snack.

Mild to moderate hypocitraturia (urinary citrate over 150 mg/day):
Initial dose: 30 mEq orally per day; either as 15 mEq two times a day OR 10 mEq three times a day with meals or within 30 minutes after meals or bedtime snack.

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Uses:

Renal Dose Adjustments

Contraindicated in renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate under 0.7 mL/kg/min) and chronic renal failure.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Dose Adjustments

Severe renal tubular acidosis or chronic diarrheal syndrome, where urinary citrate may be very low (under 100 mg/day):

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS:


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Monitoring:

Frequently asked questions

Further information

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