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Generic Name: citric acid and sodium citrate (SIT rik AS id and SOE dee um SIT rayt)
Brand Names: Bicitra, Cytra-2, Liqui-Dual Citra, Oracit

What is Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate)?

Citric acid and sodium citrate are both alkalinizing agents that make the urine less acidic.

The combination of citric acid and sodium citrate is used to prevent gout or kidney stones, or metabolic acidosis in people with kidney problems.

Citric acid and sodium citrate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate)?

You should not use this medication if you have kidney failure, severe heart damage (such as from a prior heart attack), Addison's disease (an adrenal gland disorder), high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia), or if you are severely dehydrated or have heat cramps.

Before you take citric acid and sodium citrate, tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, especially kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, a history of heart attack, urinary problems, swelling (edema), or chronic diarrhea (such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease).

Also tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including over-the-counter medications and household remedies.

Citric acid and sodium citrate should be taken after meals to help prevent stomach or intestinal side effects.

The liquid medicine should be mixed with water or juice. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking citric acid and sodium citrate. Your treatment may include a special diet. You should become very familiar with the list of foods you should eat or avoid to help control your condition.

Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice, including household baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Antacids

In the US, Bicitra (citric acid/sodium citrate systemic) is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes and is used to treat Urinary Alkalinization and Urinary Tract Stones.

US matches:

  • Bicitra

Ingredient matches for Bicitra

Sodium Citrate

Sodium Citrate is reported as an ingredient of Bicitra in the following countries:

  • United States

International Drug Name Search

Pronunciation: SIH-trik AS-id/SOE-dee-um SIH-trayt
Generic Name: Citric Acid/Sodium Citrate
Brand Name: Examples include Cytra-2 and Oracit

Bicitra is used for:

Treating metabolic acidosis and certain kidney problems (eg, kidney stones). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Bicitra is an alkalinizing agent. It works by neutralizing excess acid in the blood and urine.

Do NOT use Bicitra if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Bicitra
  • you have aluminum toxicity, untreated Addison disease, low or no urine production, high blood potassium, congestive heart failure, heart damage, or severe kidney problems, or if you are dehydrated

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Bicitra:

Some medical conditions may interact with Bicitra. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you are taking aluminum salts (eg, aluminum hydroxide), amphetamines or lithium
  • if you have a history of kidney disease, heart disease, electrolyte/mineral imbalances (eg, high potassium levels), Addison disease, or stomach problems (eg, ulcer disease)
  • if you have high blood pre