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Tricitrates Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 27, 2020.

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

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.

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Polycitra, Cytra-3, Polycitra-LC

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