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Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

100ml Oral Liquid in Bottle

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Disodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.53 G)
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Medical Description

Citralka liquid contains disodium hydrogen citrate as its active component and is used in treating gout and certain kidney stones. It alkalizes urine by increasing the pH of urine, this increases the ...
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Uses of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

  • Citralka liquid 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 Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

  • If you are allergic to citric acid or any other ingredients of Citralka liquid
  • 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 Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Weakness

Precautions and Warnings of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid



Can I take Citralka liquid during pregnancy?
  • Citralka liquid is not recommended during pregnancy, as there is limited information about its safety in human pregnancy.
  • You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be or are planning for a baby before starting this medicine.

Breast Feeding

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


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


Can I consume alcohol with Citralka liquid?
As there is an increased risk of dehydration, avoid consuming alcohol while taking Citralka liquid.

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 Citralka liquid by yourself
  • Take Citralka liquid after food for better absorption and to avoid stomach-related side effects

Mode of Action of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

How Does It Work?

Disodium hydrogen citrate present in Citralka liquid is metabolised to bicarbonates. These bicarbonate ions are excreted in the urine and increase the urinary pH. This increase in pH makes urine less ...
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Directions for Use of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

  • Citralka liquid should be taken as per your doctor's advice.
  • Shake the bottle well before use.
  • Use a measuring cup, spoon, or a dropper for the exact quantity.
  • Mix a prescribed dose of Citralka liquid in a glass of water and drink slowly.

Interactions of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

Interactions with other medicines

  • Citralka liquid 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 pres...
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  • Antacids containing aluminium and magnesium should be taken with a minimum gap of two hours after consumption of this syrup.
  • Citralka liquid may interact with Aspirin, talk to your doctor before starting with Citralka liquid
  • Other medicines that can interact with Citralka are Lithium, Quinidine and Salicylate

Interactions with food items

Your doctor may recommend that you take Citralka liquid after food for better absorption and to avoid stomach discomfort.

Storage and disposal of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid

  • Citralka liquid should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture
  • Keep out of reach of children and pets

Dosage of Citralka Bottle Of 100ml Liquid


Excess of this medicine may cause difficulty in breathing. Seek urgent medical help if you experience any symptom or think you have taken too much of Citralka liquid.

Missed a Dose

If you miss the dose of Citralka liquid, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


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 Citralka liquid?

A: Citralka liquid 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 Citralka be given to children?

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

Q: Can Citralka be taken during pregnancy?

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

Q: Does Citralka liquid dissolve kidney stones?

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

Q: How many days should I take Citralka liquid?

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 on your own if you feel better; always follow your doctor's instructions.

Q: How long will Citralka 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 Citralka a diuretic?

A: No, Citralka liquid is not a diuretic.

Q: Is Citralka an ototoxic drug?

A: No, Citralka liquid is not an ototoxic drug.

Q: Is Citralka an antibiotic?

A: No, Citralka liquid is not an antibiotic.

Q: Is Citralka good for UTI?

A: Yes, Citralka is given for the treatment of urinary tract infection.

Q: Why should Citralka 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: Is there any Citralka liquid alternative?

A: Different brands are containing the same ingredient as Citralka liquid has. However, it is advised to take the same medicine recommended by the doctor.

Q: Can I take antibiotics along with Citralka liquid?

A: You should consult a doctor before taking any antibiotics or any other medicine along with Citralka liquid. Do not self medicate.

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ContainsDisodium Hydrogen Citrate(1.53 G)
UsesUrinary tract infection, kidney stones, gout
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weakness
Last Updated on: 06 Oct 2021 | 11:18 AM (IST)
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