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SODIUM CITRATE 0.3M ORAL SOLUTION

Active substance(s): SODIUM CITRATE

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Patient Information Leaflet

Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution
Please read all of this leaflet carefully before you take
this medicine.



Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
If you have further questions, please ask your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.

In this leaflet:
1. What Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution is and what it
is used for.
2. Before you take Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution.
3. How to take Sodium Citrate 0.3 M Oral Solution.
4. Possible side effects.
5. How to store Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution.
6. Further information.
1. What Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution is and
what it is used for
Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution is used as an antacid
prior to anaesthesia for caesarian section.
2. Before you take Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to sodium
citrate or any of the other ingredients.
Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution is licensed for use by
adults.
Tell your doctor or nurse if:
you suffer from aldosteronism, heart problems, kidney
problems, high blood pressure, abnormally low levels of
calcium in the blood or excessive accumulation of fluid in
the body tissues (oedema)
or if:
you are taking other medication, in case this may be
affected. Antacid treatments such as Sodium Citrate may
affect the absorption or elimination of other medicines you
may be taking.
3. How to take Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution
Your doctor or nurse will give you a whole container of
Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution for you to drink.

If you take more than you should:
The main effects of overdose of sodium citrate are those
of sodium overload. You will need special care until the
levels of sodium can be brought down.
4. Possible side effects
There are normally no side effects if Sodium Citrate 0.3M
Oral Solution is given as directed, but if you do experience
any side effects or think you may be reacting badly in any
way, inform your doctor or nurse immediately.
5. How to store Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution after the
expiry date which is stated on the label. Your doctor or
nurse will check this for you.
The containers should be stored at a temperature not
above 25ºC and kept in the outer box.
6. Further information
What Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution contains:
The active ingredient is Sodium Citrate. Each bottle
contains 2.647g of Sodium Citrate in 30 ml of Purified
Water and Glycerol.
What this medicine looks like and contents of the pack
Sodium Citrate 0.3M Oral Solution is a clear liquid licensed
to be available in 30 ml containers.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Viridian Pharma Ltd, Yew Tree House,
Llandevaud, Newport, Gwent NP18 2AB
Telephone: 01633 400335
Manufacturer
Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit,
Queens Hospital, Burton-on-Trent,
Staffs DE13 0RB
Registration No: 20346/0001
This leaflet was approved March 09

LEAF0020/03

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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