Alkasol Sugar Free Solution 200ml
Alkasol Sugar Free Solution 200ml

Alkasol Sugar Free Solution 200ml

200ml Oral Solution in Bottle
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Disodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.4 G)
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Medical Description

Alkasol syrup contains disodium hydrogen citrate as an active ingredient. Alkasol is used for the treatment of gout and certain kidney stones. This medicine acts by alkalizing the urine and thus incre...
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Uses of Alkasol 1.4 G

  • Alkasol Syrup is used in the treatment of gout (increased levels of uric acid) and kidney stones.
  • It is also used to treat urinary tract infection and metabolic disorders caused by kidney diseases.

Contraindications of Alkasol 1.4 G

  • If you are allergic to citric acid or any other ingredients of this medicine.
  • If you have kidney disease.
  • If you have high sodium or potassium levels.
  • If you have high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat or heart failure.
  • If you have low calcium levels.
  • If you have lung disease.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have Addison's disease (an adrenal gland disorder).

Side effects of Alkasol 1.4 G

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness

Precautions and Warnings of Alkasol 1.4 G



Can I take Alkasol Syrup during pregnancy?
There is limited information available on the use of Alkasol Syrup in pregnancy. It is recommended not to use Alkasol during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Alkasol Syrup while breastfeeding?
Alkasol Syrup may cause some adverse effect on the baby. Hence, the use of Alkasol Syrup is not advised during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed Alkasol syrup?
Avoid driving if you experience any side effects with Alkasol syrup. Else, you can drive safely.


Can I consume alcohol with Alkasol syrup?
A there is an increased risk of dehydration, avoid consuming alcohol while taking Alkasol syrup.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are diabetic.
  • You have kidney disease.
  • You are suffering from chronic diarrhoea (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease).
  • Do not alter the dose of Alkasol Syrup by yourself.
  • Take this medicine after food for better absorption and to avoid stomach-related side effects.

Mode of Action of Alkasol 1.4 G

How Does It Work?

Disodium hydrogen citrate present in Alkasol syrup is metabolised to bicarbonates. These bicarbonate ions are excreted in the urine and increase the urinary pH. This increase in pH makes urine less ac...
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Directions for Use of Alkasol 1.4 G

  • Alkasol syrup should be taken as per your doctor's advise
  • Shake the bottle well before use
  • Mix a prescribed dose of Alkasol liquid in a glass of water and drink slowly

Interactions of Alkasol 1.4 G

Interactions with other medicines

  • Alkasol Syrup may interact with other medicines and produce an altered response. Please tell your doctor if you are using any other medicines, over-the-counter medicines (that you buy without a prescr...
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  • Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours after consumption of this medicine.
  • This medicine may interact with Aspirin, talk to your doctor before starting with Alkasol syrup.
  • Other medicines that can interact with Alkasol are Lithium, Quinidine and Salicylate.

Storage and disposal of Alkasol 1.4 G

  • Store Alkasol syrup in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
  • Do not use expired or damaged medicines.
  • Discard any unused medicine properly. Do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.

Dosage of Alkasol 1.4 G


  • Excess of this medicine may cause symptoms like difficulty in breathing.
  • If you experience any symptoms or think you have taken an overdose of Alkasol syrup, seek medical help immediately.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of Alkasol syrup, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take ...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What are the risk factors of UTI?

  • The length of the urethra in females is shorter than the length of the male urethra. This shortens the distance that bacteria has to travel to reach the bladder and cause infection. Hence, females are...
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  • UTIs are more common in sexually active women
  • Diaphragms and spermicidal agents can increase the risk of UTI
  • Circulating estrogen decreases after menopause which may cause changes in the urinary tract, making it more susceptible for UTI
  • Babies with urinary tract abnormalities are at increased risk of having UTI
  • People who use a catheter to void urine like paralyzed, hospitalized are at increased risk of developing UTI
  • Insertion of medical instruments during urinary surgery or urinary tract examination may cause UTI

Q: What causes urinary tract infection?

A: When the urine system defence fails and allow bacteria to enter the urinary tract through the urethra and multiplies in the urinary bladder to grow into a full-blown infection in the urinary tract, it is called urinary tract infection. Women are more susceptible to develop cystitis due to their short urethra. Sexually transmitted diseases like herpes, mycoplasma, chlamydia and gonorrhoea can cause infection of the urethra called urethritis.

Q: How can I prevent urine infection?

  • By drinking plenty of water and urinating often
  • By cleaning the area often in the right way. The right way is to wipe from front to back
  • Wash up the area before sexual activity and urinate after sexual activity
  • Avoid using scented feminine products. They can irritate the area and cause infection
  • Use proper birth control measures
  • Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria called Lactobacilli which keeps the urinary tract healthy and avoids harmful bacteria. Yoghurt, kefir, cheese, sauekraut contain lactobacilli naturally or you ca...
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  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It helps to improve the immune system and lowers the urinary pH by making it less favourable for harmful bacterias to survive
  • Caution should be used while using the public washroom, be careful to wipe the seat or use a toilet seat sanitiser before you use it

Q: What are the complications of UTI?

  • Complications may occur when a UTI is left untreated. Such as -
  • Recurrent UTIs may occur, especially in women. Four or more UTIs in a year are considered as recurrent UTIs
  • Urethral narrowing due to stricture may occur in men due to recurrent UTIs
  • Untreated UTI may cause acute or chronic kidney infection called pyelonephritis which leads to permanent kidney damage
  • Untreated UTI in pregnant women may lead to low birth weight, baby or premature infants
  • If the infection travels from the urinary tract to kidneys, it may cause life-threatening complication called Sepsis

Q: What are the symptoms of UTI?

  • Pain and burning sensation while passing urine
  • Passing small amounts of urine frequently
  • A strong and persistent urge to pass urine
  • Blood in the urine that appears bright pink, red or cola coloured
  • Cloudy urine
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Upper back and flank pain
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Fever, chills

Q: How to prevent kidney stones?

  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated
  • Include low-fat milk, low-fat cheese and low-fat yoghurt in your diet. These foods are a good source of calcium
  • Avoid baking soda, condiments, processed foods like chips and crackers, canned soups and vegetables. They contain high sodium and increase the risk of stones
  • Limit oxalate-rich foods such as spinach, chocolate, sweet potatoes, coffee, beets, peanuts, rhubarb, soy products and wheat bran
  • Foods like beef, poultry, fish and pork are high in animal protein which increases urine acid
  • Avoid taking high dose vitamin C supplements

Q: What is the cause of Gout?

A: When the uric acid levels are higher in the blood, they form urate crystals. These urate crystals accumulate in the joints and cause swelling and intense pain. This condition is called Gout.

Q: How to use Alkasol syrup?

A: Alkasol syrup should be taken as per your doctor's instruction. It should be taken after meals to avoid stomach upset. Mix it in a glass of water and have.

Q: Can Alkasol be given to children?

A: Do not give any medicine to children unless advised by the paediatrician.

Q: Can Alkasol be taken during pregnancy?

A: Alkasol syrup is not recommended in pregnancy as the safety and efficacy is not established in pregnant women.

Q: Does Alkasol syrup dissolve kidney stones?

A: Yes, Alkasol syrup is used to treat kidney stones that are made of urate. It acts by making the urine less acidic which help to dissolve the kidney stones.

Q: How many days should I take Alkasol syrup?

A: The dose and duration of your treatment will depend upon the severity of your condition and improvement after taking this medicine. Do not stop your own if you feel better; always follow your doctor's instruction.

Q: How long will Alkasol take to work?

A: It will depend upon the type of infection or disorder you have. Also, it is important to follow the instructions given by your physician to get the optimum response from this medicine.

Q: Is Alkasol a diuretic?

A: No, Alkasol syrup is not a diuretic.

Q: Is Alkasol an ototoxic drug?

A: No, Alkasol syrup is not an ototoxic drug.

Q: Is Alkasol an antibiotic?

A: No, Alkasol syrup is not an antibiotic.

Q: Why should Alkasol not be given on an empty stomach?

A: It should not be given to avoid undesirable effects such as an upset stomach. It should not be given on an empty stomach.

Q: Can Alkasol treat urine infection?

A: Yes, Alkasol can be used as an urine alkalizer. It works by increasing the pH of urine which makes it less acidic, thus helps in relieving symptoms of urine infection.

Q: Can I stop taking Alkasol, if I feel an improvement?

A: No, you should continue taking Alkasol for as long as prescribed. Do not stop taking it without consulting the doctor.

Q: Can I take the Alkasol with antibiotics?

A: You can take the Alkasol syrup with antibiotics only if prescribed by your doctor after assessing the need and possible interactions amongst the medicine. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine.


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ContainsDisodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.4 G)
UsesGout, kidney stones, urinary tract infection
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weakness
Last Updated on: 15 Dec 2021 | 03:12 PM (IST)
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