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Overview

Introduction

Citralka Liquid 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.

Citralka Liquid 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 Citralka Syrup

Side effects of Citralka 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 Citralka

  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Stomach pain
    Try to get plenty of rest and relax. Putting a heat pad or covered hot water bottle on your stomach may relieve the stomach pain. It may help if you eat and drink slowly and have smaller and more frequent meals. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea and alcohol as these can make the pain worse. If you are in a lot of pain, speak to your doctor about possible medication. Your doctor may be able to prescribe some over-the-counter medicines to help reduce the pain.
  • Coping with Tiredness
    Make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Eat a well-balanced diet to keep your energy levels up. Do not drink too much alcohol. Do not drive or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Other things that can help include doing some gentle exercise every day, prioritizing and pacing your activities and having a short nap if you need to. If you are still having problems after a week, speak to your doctor, as they may want to change you to a different type of medicine.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

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

How Citralka Syrup works

Citralka Liquid 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 Citralka Liquid. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Citralka Liquid during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Citralka Liquid during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Citralka Liquid 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 Citralka Liquid in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Citralka Liquid in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Citralka Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Citralka Liquid, 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.
Citralka Liquid
₹0.89/ml of Syrup
Q Citra 1.53gm/5ml Syrup
Que Pharma Pvt Ltd
₹0.48/ml of Syrup
save 46%
Citrolac 1.53gm Syrup
Meddox Formulations
₹0.54/ml of Syrup
save 40%
Alkacip Syrup
Cipla Ltd
₹0.64/ml of Syrup
save 28%
Alkazip Syrup
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
₹0.7/ml of Syrup
save 21%
Citramark 1.53gm Syrup Sugar Free
Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
₹0.75/ml of Syrup
save 15%

Quick Tips

  • Citralka Liquid 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 Citralka with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Altrom, Cenorol, Cgtrom
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Cofarin, Sofarin, Warf
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dindevan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Theopin
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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Having pain in back on right side above abdomen for 3 days. Taking Citralka on feeling that pain may be related to stone problem. Kindly give advice
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
In your case a clinical examination is required to reach a Diagnosis
Right kidney stone, left kidney stone
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
you need to consult a Urologist for stone removal
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FAQs

Q. How do you use Citralka?

Citralka 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 Citralka 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?

Citralka 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 Citralka 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 Citralka?

Citralka 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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The Capital, 1802, 18th Floor , Plot No. C-70, ‘G’ Block , Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East , Mumbai – 400051.
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