citric acid/sodium citrate (Bicitra, Cytra-2, Oracit, Shohl's) (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on sodium citrate/citric acid to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is not known whether sodium citrate/citric acid enters breast milk; therefore, it is best to be cautious before using it in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Common side effects of sodium citrate/citric acid are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and water retention.

It should not be used in patients with kidney failure.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/14/2014

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