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Overview

Introduction

Potrate-M Oral Solution is a medicine used in the treatment of kidney stones. It prevents the formation of mineral crystals that can develop into kidney stones.

Potrate-M Oral Solution may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medicine. It is best taken with food. You should take it regularly as advised by your doctor. Do not take more or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor.

The medicine may cause few common side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain. If you experienced any such side effects that does not resolve with time or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the side effects.

The medicine may not be suitable for everybody. Before taking it, let your doctor know if you have any medical conditions or disorders. Let your doctor also know all the other medicines you are taking. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctors first before using the medicine.

Uses of Potrate-M Oral Solution

Side effects of Potrate-M Oral Solution

Common
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain

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 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.
  • 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.

How to use Potrate-M Oral Solution

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. Potrate-M Oral Solution is to be taken with food.

How Potrate-M Oral Solution works

Potrate-M Oral Solution is a combination of two medicines: Magnesium Citrate and Potassium Citrate which prevent kidney stones. It raises urine pH and prevents the formation, growth and aggregation of crystals in the kidneys, thereby preventing stones.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Potrate-M Oral Solution. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Potrate-M Oral Solution 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.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Potrate-M Oral Solution is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Potrate-M Oral Solution does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Potrate-M Oral Solution should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Potrate-M Oral Solution may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Potrate-M Oral Solution may not be advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Potrate-M Oral Solution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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Patient Concerns

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Pain of kidney stone suggest a tablet
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Tab Drotin M one tab SOs
Hi, I had kidney stone stuck in my right ureter and had Shock wave (ESWL) therapy to break it. The blocking stone has passed and there is one stone of size 5mm left in right kidney lower pole for which my doctor prescribed Potrate syrup 3 times a day. Can I take Potrate tablets instead because its less clumsy to carry around. Also what is the long term effects of using this medication as I have had stones in the past also.
Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Urology
U can take these medicine prevent recurrence of stones in future
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References
  1. Potassium Citrate. San Antonio: Mission Pharmacal Company; 1985 [revised Dec. 2009]. [Accessed on 6 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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