- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Urocit*-K used for?
Generic for Urocit*-K (Potassium Citrate) is prescribed to reduce the acidity of the urine, which prevents gout and kidney stones. This medication is also used to treat kidney disease called renal tubular acidosis, nephrolithiasis, and uric acid lithiasis. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Urocit*-K?
The dosage of Generic for Urocit*-K prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Urocit*-K should be taken after food.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Urocit*-K?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Urocit*-K medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, instead skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Generic for Urocit*-K?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug include slow heartbeat, inability to move, and heart attack.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Urocit*-K?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Urocit*-K.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Urocit*-K, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Urocit*-K can interact with certain blood pressure medications, certain heart medications, narcotic pain relievers, antispasmodics, anticholinergics, antacids containing aluminum, salicylates, water pills, corticosteroids, potassium-sparing diuretics, decongestants, angiotensin blockers, irritable bowel medications, and ACE inhibitors.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Urocit*-K?
Like other medicines, Generic for Urocit*-K can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Urocit*-K are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Urocit*-K cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Urocit*-K develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Urocit*-K can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and constipation. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are painful swallowing, irregular heartbeat, restlessness, and trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Urocit*-K.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Urocit*-K?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Urocit*-K with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Urocit*-K?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Urocit*-K?
How will Generic for Urocit*-K work in my body?
How should Generic for Urocit*-K be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Urocit*-K drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Urocit*-K is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug. Generic for Urocit*-K should not be used if you have severe tissue damage, low calcium levels, Addison's disease, uncontrolled diabetes, dehydration, high potassium levels, current bladder infection, recent heart attack, heart damage, peptic ulcer, and severe kidney disease. Before taking this medicine, it is important to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This drug should be stored away from light and moisture. Keep Generic for Urocit*-K away from children and pets. Do not store in the bathroom. Store it at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees centigrade.