Citralka Bottle Of 200ml Liquid
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200ml Oral Liquid in Bottle
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Citralka Syrup contains Disodium hydrogen citrate. It alkalizes urine by increasing the pH of urine. This increases the solubility of uric acid and gets it out of the body through urine. This medicine is used to treat gout and certain kidney stones. It should be used carefully in patients having kidney disease or heart or lung disease or high sodium or potassium levels. Have plenty of water when taking Citralka.
Uses of Citralka Liquid 200ml
- Citralka 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 Citralka Liquid 200ml
- 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 Citralka Liquid 200ml
- Stomach pain
Precautions and Warnings of Citralka Liquid 200ml
Can I take Citralka Syrup during pregnancy?
There is limited information available on the use of Citralka Syrup in pregnancy. It is recommended not to use Citralka during pregnancy.
Can I take Citralka Syrup while breastfeeding?
Citralka Syrup may cause some adverse effect on the baby. Hence, the use of Citralka Syrup is not advised during breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Citralka syrup?
Avoid driving if you experience any side effects with Citralka syrup. Else, you can drive safely.
Can I consume alcohol with Citralka syrup?
A there is an increased risk of dehydration, avoid consuming alcohol while taking Citralka 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 Citralka Syrup by yourself
- Take this medicine after food for better absorption and to avoid stomach-related side effects
Mode of Action of Citralka Liquid 200ml
How Does It Work?
Disodium hydrogen citrate present in Citralka 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 acidic. This increases in urinary pH help get rid of excess uric acid.
Directions for Use of Citralka Liquid 200ml
- Citralka syrup should be taken as per your doctor's advise
- Shake the bottle well before use
- Mix a prescribed dose of Citralka liquid in a glass of water and drink slowly
Interactions of Citralka Liquid 200ml
Interactions with other medicines
- Citralka 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 prescription) and herbal preparationread less
- 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 Citralka syrup
- Other medicines that can interact with Citralka are Lithium, Quinidine and Salicylate
Storage and disposal of Citralka Liquid 200ml
- Citralka syrup should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture
- Keep out of reach of children and pets
- Do not flush medication down the toilet. Discard it when it is expired or no longer needed
Dosage of Citralka Liquid 200ml
The symptoms of an overdose are difficulty in breathing. If you experience any symptoms with the overdose of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
Missed a Dose
If you miss to take the dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Do not double the dose to compensate for the missed dose.
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 more susceptible to UTIread less
- 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 can take probiotic supplements that are available in the form of capsule or powderread less
- 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 Citralka syrup?
A: Citralka 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 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 syrup is not recommended in pregnancy as the safety and efficacy is not established in pregnant women.
Q: Does Citralka syrup dissolve kidney stones?
A: Yes, Citralka 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 Citralka 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 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 syrup is not a diuretic.
Q: Is Citralka an ototoxic drug?
A: No, Citralka syrup is not an ototoxic drug.
Q: Is Citralka an antibiotic?
A: No, Citralka syrup 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.
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Last Updated on: 18 Aug 2020 | 05:32 AM (IST)
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