Hypocitraturia Despite Potassium Citrate Tablet Supplementation

Chetan Shenoy, MBBS


July 13, 2006


In patients with chronic diarrheal syndromes, the absorption of potassium citrate from the slow-release wax-matrix tablet preparations can be affected. Though patients prefer the tablet preparation of potassium citrate to the liquid preparation, those with chronic diarrhea should be prescribed the liquid preparation to ensure adequate absorption of citrate.


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