Alkamax 334/1100 Mg Syrup 100 Ml
Sodium citrate is a sodium acid salt of citric acid used for the treatment of gout, gastric problems, and acidity. Potassium citrate makes urine less acidic. It also helps to prevent gout and kidney stones. Additionally, it used to prevent acidosis caused due to kidney disease.
How does the drug work?
Sodium citrate belongs to a class of drugs called urinary alkalinizers. It neutralizes the excess production of acid from the urine and blood. Potassium citrate is the combination of potassium salt and citric acid. It belongs to the class called urinary alkalinizers. It is needed by for several functions of the body, mainly for the normal functioning of heart.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of sodium citrate are diarrhea, gastrointestinal ulceration, shortness of breath, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, and metabolic alkalosis. The common side effects of Potassium citrate are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. It may also have severe intestinal problems and constipation.
• Patients allergic to Alkamax or any of its ingredients should not take the drug.
• Avoid consuming alcohol as it may worsen the Alkamax side effects.
• Inform the doctor about the previous medical history and the present medications taken. Administer the Alkamax dosage as per the doctor’s prescription.
• Do not take Alkamax syrup incase of severe bacterial infection.
• Inform the doctor in case of breathing problems, high blood pressure, swollen ankles or irregular heart beat after taking Alkamax medication.
1. Is it safe to use sodium Citrate during pregnancy? No, it is not safe to use sodium Citrate during pregnancy as it may affect the fetus. However, please consult your doctor.
2. What should I do if I miss a dose? If you forget to take the medication at the usual time, you must take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose, you must skip the missed dose. Do not take double dose.
3. Is it safe to use sodium Citrate during lactation? The interaction of sodium Citrate during lactation is not known. Please consult your doctor.
4. How should I take sodium Citrate syrup? It is advised to take sodium Citrate syrup after meals with plenty of water to avoid an upset stomach.
5. I have a medical history of congestive heart failure. Can I take sodium Citrate? No, patients with a history of congestive heart failure, heart disease or severe kidney problems should not take sodium Citrate.
1. I am diabetic can I take Potassium citrate? No, diabetic patients should not take Potassium citrate tablets.
2. I have a history of esophageal infection. Is it safe to take Potassium citrate? No, patients with esophageal infections are not supposed to take Potassium citrate tablets.
3. How to take Potassium citrate tablets? Patients should not crush, chew, break, or suck the tablets. Because breaking or crushing may cause high dose of the drug to enter the body.
4. I experience irritation in throat while taking Potassium citrate. Should I stop taking the medication? Throat and mouth irritation is a common side effect of Potassium citrate. Report it to the doctor if the condition may not subside in 3 days.
5. What if I overdose? You may have symptoms such as muscle weakness, limp feeling, heaviness in arms and legs. Seek medical help immediately.