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Overview

Introduction of Alkastar Syrup

Alkastar Syrup is a medicine used in the treatment of gout and kidney stones. It stops the production of uric acid in the body and reduces the episodes of gout attack and prevent kidney stones.

Alkastar Syrup is best taken after food with plenty of water of juice. This will prevent you from getting an stomach upset. Take it regularly at the same time each day to get maximum benefit from the medicine. Before taking the medicine, inform your doctor of the medical conditions you have (if any) and medications you are currently taking. Alkastar Syrup may cause few common side effects such as stomach pain. If you experience any symptoms which you believe is caused by the medicine, inform your doctor. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not use this medicine as it may cause problems for the developing baby.

Uses of Alkastar Syrup

Alkastar Syrup side effects

Common
  • Stomach pain

How to use Alkastar Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Alkastar Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkastar Syrup works

Alkastar Syrup is a urine alkalizer. It works by increasing the pH of urine which makes it less acidic. This helps the kidneys get rid of excess uric acid, thereby preventing gout and certain types of kidney stones.

Alkastar Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkastar Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alkastar Syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkastar Syrup during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Alkastar Syrup does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkastar Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkastar Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Alkastar Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Alkastar Syrup, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Alkastar Syrup
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Expert Advice

• It is advised to take the drug after meals and with plenty of plain water or juice to avoid stomach upset. 
• Inform your doctor if you have severe kidney disorders e.g., decreased urine output, sodium-restricted diet, high sodium levels in blood 
• Seek medical attention if you have a difficulty in breathing after taking the drug, or have low calcium levels, high blood pressure, heart problems (e.g., irregular heartbeat, heart failure), kidney disease, swollen ankles/legs/feet due to  water retention (peripheral edema).
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
• Should not be given to patients allergic to disodium hydrogen citrate or any of its ingredients.
• Should not be given to patients with history of high blood potassium levels, congestive heart failure, heart disease or severe kidney problems, or in case if you are dehydrated.
• Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid the intake of disodium hydrogen citrate.
• Patients suffering from severe bacterial infection should also avoid the intake of disodium hydrogen citrate.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alkastar with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Sofarin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Theopin, Zvtho, Tglo
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Alkastar

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i have a kidney stone upto 3mm size in both kidney so which is the best medicine for kidney cleansing. i have done surgery for ureter stone in few months ago but now i want to prevent its occurrence
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
take calcury tab 2tab twice, neeri syrup 10 l twice for 3 moths
I had kidney stone problem bt now i remove my all kidney stone stone in my both kidney 2 stone in right kidney n 2 stone in left kidney size veries from 3-4 mm all stone size .Silicon dioxide is common or not common? Max all type of stone contain calcium. So please tell me is silicon dioxide is harmful for body n which food is best for me that in future such kind of stone is not formed into my body? My stone composition 90% silicon dioxide n 10 % calcium carbonate.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/neeri-syrup-otc69883use this product along with your medicine
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References
  1. Drugs.com. Sodium citrate. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Disodium Hydrogen Citrate. Guildford, Surrey: Sanofi; 2009 [revised 16 Sep. 2013]. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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