Origin: Produced by adding potassium bicarbonate or potassium carbonate to a solution of citric acid until effervescence ceases, filtering the solution and evaporating to granulation.
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Overview: Potassium citrate is a white, odorless, and crystalline powder. It is often used to control kidney stones caused by excess uric acid or cystine.It may also be used as a food additive to regulate acidity.
- Reducing pain and frequency of urination caused by highly acidic urine
- Treating or managing gout and arrhythmia in hypokalemic patients
- TReating kidney stones
- Treating mild urinary tract infections
- Buffering agent for soft drinks
Common Dosage: 150 mg per day for hypocitraturia