citric acid/potassium-sodium citrates-oral liquid (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: kidney problems, heart disease, liver disease, Addison's disease, high blood pressure, a sodium-(salt)restricted diet (this medication contains sodium), allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: lithium, chlorpropamide, methotrexate, aspirin, water pills, certain heart medications (e.g., quinidine, digoxin), certain blood pressure medications (e.g., ACE inhibitors such as lisinopril; angiotensin blockers such as losartan), methenamine, tetracyclines (including doxycycline and minocycline), potassium supplements, azole antifungals (e.g., ketoconazole). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include sluggishness, weakness, confusion, irregular heartbeat, or fainting.
NOTES: While taking this medication, it may be necessary for you to test the pH (acidity) of your urine using special paper. The pH will help determine the proper dose.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: The liquid may be stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator, which will help improve the flavor.
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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