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Potassium citrate Side Effects

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Aug 10, 2023.

Applies to potassium citrate: oral tablet extended release.

Serious side effects of Potassium citrate

Along with its needed effects, potassium citrate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking potassium citrate:

Incidence not known

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking potassium citrate:

Symptoms of overdose

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to potassium citrate: compounding powder, oral liquid, oral tablet extended release.


Postmarketing reports: Gastrointestinal complaints (e.g. abdominal discomfort, vomiting, diarrhea, loose bowel movements, nausea)[Ref]

Frequently asked questions


1. (2019) "Product Information. Urocit-K (potassium citrate)." Mission Pharmacal Company

Further information

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

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.