Which medications in the drug class Urinary Alkalinizing Agents are used in the treatment of Hypercalciuria?

Updated: Apr 23, 2019
  • Author: Stephen W Leslie, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Urinary Alkalinizing Agents

Potassium citrate is metabolized to bicarbonates, which increase urinary pH levels by increasing the excretion of free bicarbonate ions without producing systemic alkalosis when administered in recommended doses.

Potassium citrate (Urocit K)

This is an alkalinizing agent indicated for the treatment of systemic metabolic acidosis, urinary alkalinization, and hypocitraturia. Potassium citrate is administered orally and metabolized to bicarbonate in the liver.


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