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Potassium Citrate

Potassium citrate alkalizes the urine and hence, is used in the treatment of kidney stones called renal tubular acidosis. In addition, it helps in preventing renal stones associated with gout. It is administered orally and after dinner at night. The dosage depends on the severity of the medical condition and your response to the treatment.

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I have been taking Potassium citrate and Magnesium citrate within 30 minutes of meals. Are there any potential negative effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I informed you that I started taking potassium citrate with magnesium citrate (Noculi) 10 ml twice, some time back with considerable noticeable benefits. I take it within half an hour of meals. Would there be any possible adverse effects? If so, what? I am posing this question, as I learn...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history. Potassium supplements are good for general function but need careful monitoring of potassium levels in the blood. Potassium is a vital electrolyte in the body and has various functions depending on the cell where it accumulates. If it i...  Read Full »

I have reduced my salt intake by 2 grams and increased potassium by 2 grams daily for the past two months. Is there any contraindication for potassium intake?

Query: Hello doctor, About two months back, I went on a salt reduction drive and reduced my daily salt intake by 2 grams. Parallelly I increased my potassium by 2 grams daily through taking potassium citrate solution. The outcome has been a much more capable me physically as well as mentally. First, can...  Read Full »

Dr. Pramod Bhanudas Narkhede

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is good to hear that you have beneficial effects with salt restriction and potassium supplements. Yes, the outcome is good because your blood pressure remains stable and circulation remains good with it. With t...  Read Full »

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