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Sodium Citrate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Sodium Citrate (citric acid/sodium citrate systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: laxatives, urinary pH modifiers and is used to treat GERD and Indigestion.

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Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Laxative: Enema

Treatment of dehydration

Treatment of metabolic acidosis

Treatment of tying up syndrome in horses

Used in salt solutions

Chemical Names

1,2,3-Propanetricarboxylic acid, 2-hydroxy-, trisodium salt (USP)

Trisodium 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate (Ph. Int.)

Trisodium Citrate (Ph. Int.)

Foreign Names

  • Natrii citras anhydricus (Latin)
  • Natriumcitrat wasserfrei (German)
  • Citrate de sodium anhydre (French)
  • Citrato trisódico anhidro (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • CCRIS 3293 (IS)
  • E 331 (IS: E Number)
  • Natrium citricum tribasicum (IS)
  • UNII-1Q73Q2JULR (IS)
  • Natrii citras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Sodium citrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Citrate (PH: Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Sodium Citrate Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Natriumcitrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium (citrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Citrate (PH: BP 2015, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 37)
  • Sodium Citrate Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)

Brand Names

  • Alkasolve (Sodium Citrate and Potassium Citrate)
    Sam-On, Israel
  • Baby Cough Greater Pharma (Sodium Citrate and Ammonium Chloride)
    Greater Pharma, Thailand
  • Baby Cough Syrup (Sodium Citrate and Ammonium Chloride (pediatric))
    Atlantic, Myanmar
  • Bi-Citrol (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Dihydrogen Citrate)
    Delbert, France
  • Citra pH
    ValMed, United States
  • Citrato de Sodio
    Labesfal, Portugal
  • Creactina
    Ropsohn, Colombia
  • Cystoplus
    PendoPharm, Canada
  • Equisit (veterinary use)
    FIT, Netherlands
  • Gallium Citrate (Sodium Citrate and Gallium Citrate)
    Soreq, Israel
  • Microlax (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
    Janssen, Mexico; McNeil, Belgium; McNeil, Denmark; McNeil, Ireland; McNeil, Lithuania; McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Sweden; McNeil Aps, Iceland; McNeil CH, Germany
  • Microlax (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (veterinary use))
    McNeil, Norway; McNeil, Sweden
  • Mucobron (Sodium Citrate and Guaifenesin)
    Medi-Rx, Philippines
  • Neutracid (Sodium Citrate and Citric Acid (veterinary use))
    S.E.O.A. Vétérinaire, France
  • Neutralyte (veterinary use)
    Stride Distributors, South Africa
  • Neutra-Syrup (veterinary use)
    International Animal Health, Australia
  • Relaxit
    Crawford Pharmaceuticals, Lebanon
  • Sodium Citrate Biomed
    Biomed, New Zealand
  • Vetsense Neutracid (veterinary use)
    CM Laboratories P/L, Australia
  • Xitrin (Sodium Citrate and Potassium)
    Nippon Chemiphar, Thailand
  • Boots Cystitis Relief
    Boots, United Kingdom
  • Canesten
    Wrafton - Perrigo, Malta
  • Canesten Oasis
    Bayer, United Kingdom; Ecosse, Malta
  • Citramin
    Fuso Pharmaceutical, Japan
  • Clisteran (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
    Lainco, Spain
  • Micralax (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
    McNeil, Spain
  • Microlax (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate)
    Janssen-Cilag, Switzerland
  • Neutramax (Sodium Citrate and Citric Acid (veterinary use))
    Ranvet, Australia
  • Neutramax (Sodium Citrate and Sodium Citrate (veterinary use))
    Ranvet, Australia
  • Numark Cystitis
    Galpharm - Perrigo, Malta
  • Sodium Citrate Hydrate Nikko Seiyaku
    Nikko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Sodium Citrate Kozakai
    Kozakai Seiyaku, Japan

International Drug Name Search


ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Int.Pharmacopoea Internationalis
USPPharmacopoeia of the United States

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