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Drug Information

What is Disodium Hydrogen Citrate used for?

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate tablet, syrup, liquid is used for urine alkalinisation.

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Disodium Hydrogen Citrate work?

Disodium Hydrogen Citrate belongs to the class of drugs called urinary alkalinisers. The drug acts by getting metabolized to bicarbonate ions, which increases the pH of urine by the elimination of free bicarbonate ions. Thus, helps in treating the condition.

How to take Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Disodium Hydrogen Citrate tablet, syrup/ liquid as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • In case of syrup/liquid , shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.

If you miss a dose of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate, please take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

Drugs that interact with Disodium Hydrogen Citrate include the following:

  • Betrixaban
  • Ephedrine
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Quinidine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

The following are the most common side effects of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate:

  • Stomach cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tiredness
  • Increase production of urine

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Mood swings
  • Swelling and numbness in extremities
  • Muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Irregular heartbeat

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.

You are advised not to take Disodium Hydrogen Citrate if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?

  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
  • Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.

Frequently Asked Questions about Disodium Hydrogen Citrate

  1. How is Disodium Hydrogen Citrate stored?
  2. Disodium Hydrogen Citrate should be stored at cool temperature away from light and heat.

  3. What are the contraindications of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate?
  4. Disodium Hydrogen Citrate is contraindicated in patients with hyperosmolar states, hypertension and oedema.

  5. Can I recommend this medication to others?
  6. It is not advisable to recommend drugs to others as the severity of the condition and medical history is not same for every individual.


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