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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 Liqui-Dual Citra (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 Liqui-Dual Citra (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 bica