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Tricitrates Dosage

Generic name: POTASSIUM CITRATE 550mg in 5mL, SODIUM CITRATE 500mg in 5mL, CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE 334mg in 5mL
Dosage form: oral solution

Medically reviewed on July 17, 2017.

Tricitrates SF Oral Solution should be taken diluted in water, followed by additional water, if desired. Palatability is enhanced if chilled before taking.

Usual Adult Dose

3 to 6 teaspoonfuls (15 to 30 mL), diluted in water, four times a day, after meals and at bedtime, or as directed by a physician.

Usual Pediatric Dose

1 to 3 teaspoonfuls (5 to 15 mL), diluted in 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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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