POTASSIUM CITRATE MIXTURE
Active substance(s): POTASSIUM CITRATE
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If you accidentally take too much see a doctor
straight away. Take the pack with you to show which
medicine you have swallowed.
• Do not use after the expiry date. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
• Return any unused medicine to the pharmacy for
The active ingredient per 5ml is: potassium citrate 1.5g.
The other ingredients are: citric acid monohydrate
(E330), quillaia tincture, lemon oil terpeneless, ethanol,
sodium benzoate (E211), sucrose and purified water.
3. Further information
What the medicine looks like
Potassium Citrate Mixture is a straw coloured syrupy
liquid with a smell of lemons.
It is supplied in 200ml bottles.
This label was last revised in June 2015.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
Pregnant or breastfeeding….
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before using
this medicine if you are pregnant, might be pregnant or
are breastfeeding. Potassium Citrate Mixture should not
be used in pregnancy or breastfeeding unless the doctor
has told you to do so.
Like all medicines, Potassium Citrate Mixture can
have side effects, although these don’t affect
Possible side effects are:
• Stomach upsets.
• Feeling sick.
• Being sick.
High levels of Potassium in the blood may cause:
• Muscle weakness.
• Irregular heart action.
If you notice these or any other side effects, stop use
and tell your doctor or pharmacist. They will tell you
what to do.
Take care with this medicine….
• Use with caution if you are elderly, as elderly
people can react differently when taking the
• This medicine gives symptomatic relief from
cystitis, it is not active against the bacteria which
cause such infections. Your doctor may think it
necessary to prescribe a suitable antibiotic to be
taken together with this product.
2. Possible side effects
• An allergy to any of the ingredients listed in
• Kidney problems.
• Heart problems including an irregular
• High levels of potassium in your blood.
• Addison’s disease.
• Or your child is under 1 year old.
Do not use the medicine if you or your
• Nitrofurantoin or methenamine for a bladder infection.
• Digoxin or digitoxin for a heart condition.
• Aspirin or other salicylates.
• Tetracycline (an antibiotic).
• Decongestants or drugs to help ease breathing
(e.g. salbutamol, ephedrine, phenylephrine).
• Stimulant drugs (amphetamines).
• Barbiturates (e.g. phenobarbital).
• Aliskiren for high blood pressure.
• Other medicines containing potassium.
• Medicines which make you retain potassium, including
medicines which make you pass water more often.
1. Before you use this medicine
Important ingredient information
• This product contains 2.2g of sucrose per 10ml dose.
To be taken into account in people with diabetes.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
• It contains a small amount of ethanol (alcohol), less
than 100mg per 10ml.
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Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you or
your child are taking….
This medicine contains potassium citrate which
makes the urine less acidic, and so reduces
irritation when urinating.
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Do not store above 25°C.
Once opened use within 2 months.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Manufactured by the licence holder L.C.M.
Ltd., Huddersfield, HD7 5QH, UK for
Thornton and Ross Ltd., Huddersfield,
HD7 5QH, UK.
PL 12965/0031 PIP: 102-2029
of cystitis & other minor
urinary tract infections
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Potassium Citrate Mixture
For symptomatic relief of cystitis and other
mild urinary tract infections.
Take the solution by mouth.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE.
Adults, the elderly and children over
6 years: Take 2 x 5ml spoonfuls, well diluted
with water, three times a day after meals.
Children 1-6 years: Take 1 x 5ml spoonful
Do not give to children under 1 year old
unless your doctor tells you to.
If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Active ingredient per 5ml:
potassium citrate 1.5g.
Also contains amongst other
ingredients: ethanol and sucrose.
Sucrose 1.1g per 5ml.
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Data Matrix: 21518812 VERIFIED
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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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