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Alkatral Syrup

Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Alkatral 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.

Alkatral Syrup can be taken with or without food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach. Take it regularly and do not stop taking the medicine even if you get better until that doctor tell you it is alright to stop.

The most common side effect of this medicine is stomach pain. It may also cause diarrhea, excessive production of urine, tiredness, etc. If any of these side effects does not resolve with time or get worsen, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms by reducing the dose or prescribing an alternative medicine.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know all the other medicines you are taking. Also tell your doctor if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your doctor first before taking this medicine.

Uses of Alkatral Syrup

Benefits of Alkatral Syrup

In Gout

Alkatral Syrup is used to prevent and treat gout. Gout is caused by too much uric acid in your body. When the level becomes too high, crystals may form in and around certain joints and your kidneys. This can cause sudden and severe pain, redness, warmth, and swelling. This medicine works by preventing crystals from forming and reducing the levels of uric acid in your blood. This makes it less likely that you will suffer the symptoms and make them milder if you do have them. It is usually for long-term treatment and should be taken regularly until the dose is completed.

In Kidney stone

Alkatral Syrup helps to treat and prevent formation of kidney stones. It inhibits stone formation and breaks up small stones that are beginning to form. This medicine helps to form a protective coating on the existing stones and helps prevent other particles from sticking to its surface and becoming bigger in size.

Keep taking Alkatral Syrup as prescribed to get the most benefit. Eat citrus rich fruits such as lemons, oranges etc., and drink adequate amounts of fluids to prevent formation of kidney stones.

Side effects of Alkatral Syrup

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Alkatral

  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use Alkatral 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. Alkatral Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Alkatral Syrup works

Alkatral 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Alkatral Syrup. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkatral Syrup during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Alkatral Syrup during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Alkatral Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkatral Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Alkatral Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Alkatral Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Alkatral 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.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Alkatral Syrup should be taken after meals along with a glass full of water or fruit juice to avoid stomach upset.
  • Keep taking it as suggested by the doctor to get the most benefits.
  • You might experience stomach pain while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Alkatral with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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KIDNEY STONE CAN I TAKE Calcurosin and himalya kidney stone syrup for my problem??
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
These medicines won't help u u will require ureteroscopic stone removal
Best medicine for kidney stone
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/neeri-syrup-otc698832-2 tea spoon syrup morning & evening before taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsUse this medicine along with your treatment
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FAQs

Q. How do you use Alkatral Syrup?

Alkatral Syrup should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Shake the bottle well before each use. Mix it in a glass of water or juice as advised by your doctor. Avoid taking Alkatral Syrup on an empty stomach if diarrhea occurs. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine to avoid stomach upset.

Q. How long does it take to work?

Alkatral Syrup taken few minutes to start working and its effect lasts for around four to six hours. Do not skip doses and use it for the duration prescribed by your doctor for maximum benefits.

Q. What if I overdose?

Taking Alkatral Syrup in more quantity as recommended by your doctor, will not help you recover faster. However, it may only expose you to increased side effects only. Therefore, it is advised that you take it as per the directions given by your doctor and do not double the dose, even if you forget to take your usual dose.

Q. What is the function of Alkatral Syrup?

Alkatral Syrup is a urine alkaliser that decreases the production of uric acid. Therefore, it helps in the treatment and prevention of kidney stones and gout.

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References

  1. Drugs.com. Sodium citrate. [Accessed 02 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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