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Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

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Disodium Hydrogen Citrate Uses

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate is used in the treatment of gout and kidney stone.

How Disodium Hydrogen Citrate works

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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.

Common side effects of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

Nausea, Vomiting, Tiredness, Mood swings, Stomach cramp, Flatulence, Diuresis
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Expert advice for Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

  • Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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.

Frequently asked questions for Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

Q. How do you use Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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 Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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?

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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 Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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 Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate 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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