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      CITRALKA 100ML SYP

      Country of origin: INDIA

      1 Units/pack

      MRP 104.88

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      CITRALKA 100ML SYP

      Citralka 100ML syrup
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Citralka 100ML syrup contains disodium hydrogen citrate that is mainly used to treat urinary tract infections, painful or difficult urination, kidney stones, urinary acidosis and gout (a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness and tenderness in joints caused due to too much uric acid crystallisation and deposition in your joints). This medicine works by preventing the formation and breaking down of crystals in the kidneys by raising the pH of urine. It helps to form a protective coating on the existing stones and prevent other particles from sticking to its surface and becoming bigger in size. It is also useful in the treatment of the issues that arise due to over secretion of acids in the stomach. However, the uses of this medicine mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which the medication may be prescribed upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      Citralka 100ML syrup contains Disodium hydrogen citrate 1.53GM /5ML as main active ingredient.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Citralka syrup works by decreasing the acidity of urine and helps the kidneys to get rid of uric acid, thereby preventing gout and kidney stones. It prevents certain kinds of bacteria from sticking to the walls of the urinary tract and prevents infections (UTIs).

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before taking Citralka 100ML syrup:

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the syrup
      • Hyperkalaemia
      • Hypertension
      • Oedema
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Caution:
      • Electrolyte imbalance
      • Urinary tract obstruction
      • Stomach disorders
      • Children including neonates
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      Citralka 100ML syrup is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. Most of the side effects are generally mild and you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Frequent urge to urinate
      • Tiredness
      • Nausea
      • Vomiting
      • Chills
      • Diarrhea
      • Stomach pain
      • Unpleasant taste
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Take Citralka 100ML syrup as instructed by your doctor. Before taking dilute the medicine well with water.
      Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it’s almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
      The syrup should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Take the medicine at the same time every day as it helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body.
      Do not change the dose or stop taking the medicine before completion of the course or without consulting your doctor. Continue to use this syrup until completion of the maximum amount suggested even though the symptoms disappear after the medicine has begun.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the recommended dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the syrup, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Citralka 100ML syrup, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Abdominal swelling
      • Flatulence
      • Hypokalaemia
      • Anxiety
      • Mood swings
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this syrup only on the advice of your medical practitioner. Dosage adjustments or complete avoidance of the Citralka 100ML syrup, may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Extreme caution is advised among patients with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consuming this syrup. However, this medicine is not recommended in patients with severe renal impairment.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among patients with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the medicine may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

      Pregnancy:

      This syrup should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      Limited human data suggests that the medication may pass into the breastmilk. Such infants should be closely monitored. Since there is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking this medicine, consult your doctor if you are nursing mother and stay on the safe side.

      Alcohol:

      Interaction of alcohol with this syrup is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      This syrup does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      High sodium diet should be avoided.

      Drug Interactions:

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription. Alert your doctor if you are taking Citralka 100ML syrup with cyclosporin (increased nephrotoxicity), potassium sparing diuretics (amiloride, spironolactone, triamterene), anticholinergics (atropine), aspirin, methotrexate, barbiturates, quinidine, tetracycline, lithium, morphine.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this medicine post the expiry date
      • Store at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) away from moisture and light
      • Keep the medicine out of sight of children
      • Shake well before use
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Disodium Hydrogen Citrate for:

      Alkalinisation of urine, relives discomfort in urinary tract infection.

      How does Disodium Hydrogen Citrate work:

      Reduces chances of uric acid stones in the initial stages of uricosuric therapy.

      How should Disodium Hydrogen Citrate be used:

      Take this drug as directed by the doctor

      Common side effects of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate :

      Stomach cramps and flatulence. Overdosage or too rapid administration can cause metabolic alkalosis (especially in renal impairment).

      What do I do if I miss a dose

      Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate :

      Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

      When do I need to seek medical help

      If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

      Can I take Disodium Hydrogen Citrate with other medicines:

      Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

      Are there any food restrictions

      Avoid Alcohol

      How do I store Disodium Hydrogen Citrate :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Other Drugs Acting on the Genito-Urinary System


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions
      Q1. What is the use of the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      This syrup contains disodium hydrogen citrate that is mainly used to treat urinary tract infections, painful or difficult urination, kidney stones, urinary acidosis and gout (a form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness and tenderness in joints caused due to too much uric acid crystallisation and deposition in your joints). This medicine works by preventing the formation and breaking down of crystals in the kidneys by raising the pH of urine. It helps to form a protective coating on the existing stones and prevent other particles from sticking to its surface and becoming bigger in size. It is also useful in the treatment of the issues that arise due to over secretion of acids in the stomach.

      Q2. What are the side effects of the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      The syrup is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include frequent urge to urinate, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, stomach pain, unpleasant taste.

      Q3. Should we take Citralka 100ML syrup with food or without food?

      The syrup should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Before taking, dilute the medicine with water.

      Q4. What are the precautions to be followed while taking the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      If you ever had impaired kidney function, severe liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. The medicine is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the syrup, hyperkalaemia, severe renal impairment, severe dehydration, hypertension, oedema. Caution is advised for patients with electrolyte imbalance, pulmonary congestion or oedema, urinary tract obstruction, stomach disorders, hepatic impairment, pregnancy and lactation.

      Q5. Does Citralka 100ML syrup make you sleepy?

      This syrup does not cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you notice any abnormal reactions after taking the medicine do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Q6. Is Citralka 100ML syrup harmful? What does an overdose of Citralka 100ML syrup lead to?

      The syrup is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to hypokalaemia (low potassium levels), abdominal swelling, flatulence, anxiety, mood swings.

      Q7. Can I take Citralka 100ML syrup during pregnancy?

      The syrup should be used with caution during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Q8. Can Citralka 100ML syrup be taken without a doctor’s prescription?

      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Q9. Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am on the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      Interaction of alcohol with this syrup is unknown. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the medicine should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Q10. How to store Citralka 100ML syrup?

      Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the tablet according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      Q12. Can we give Citralka 100ML syrup to children?

      The safety and efficacy of using this syrup in children is not clinically established.

      Q13. By when should I start seeing the results of the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action in the body is clinically not determined. However, it starts working within few minutes after intake.

      Q14. How long does the effect of Citralka 100ML syrup last?

      The amount of time required for the syrup to show its effect in the body is for about 4-6 hours.

      Q15. Can we take Citralka 100ML syrup daily? If yes, how many times can we take everyday?

      Medicines should always be taken under medical supervision. Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor: for dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is once a day.

      Q16. For how many days should I take the Citralka 100ML syrup?

      The number of days that any medicine must be taken varies from patient to patient; and case to case. So always stick to your doctor’s suggestion about how many days to take this medicine.

      Q17. When should I take Citralka 100ML syrup?

      Use the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.

      Note: All of the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional.

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