What is Cital syrup?
Cital syrup is used as an anti-oxidant and to improve the effects of anti-oxidants. It is manufactured by Indoco Remedies. It is available as oral syrup in the packaging of 100 ml per bottle.
- What are the Generic Name(s)?
- How does it work ?
- What are it’s uses ?
- How effective is this medicine ?
- What are the Side Effects ?
- What is the Dosage ?
- What are the precautions I need to take ?
- Is it safe to take If I am pregnant ?
- Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
- Can this medicine be given to Children and Infants ?
- Is this medicine available as over the counter (OTC) product?
- Frequently asked questions
What are the Generic Name(s)
Generic name for Cital syrup is Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
Cital syrup is available in liquid form with composition of 1.37 grams of Disodium Hydrogen Citrate per 5 ml.
How does it work ?
The Disodium Hydrogen Citrate in Cital Syrup belongs to a class of drugs called urinary alkalizers and is also a Systemic alkaliser. Disodium Hydrogen Citrate works by neutralizing the excess acid in the blood and urine.It is also used as acidity regulator and sequestrate and used to treat urinary tract infection and kidney stones among other Indications.
What are it’s uses ?
Cital Syrup is used for the treatment of
- Urinary tract infection
- Kidney stones
- Uremic acidosis
- Burning micturition
- Adjuvant to sulphonamide therapy
- Acidosis following diarrhoea
- Renal tubular acidosis
How effective is this medicine ?
Cital syrup is quite effective in the treatment of the indications such as urinary tract infection, kidney stones etc.,
The onset of action from Disodium Hydrogen Citrate is within a minute and lasts for 4 to 6 hours after taking the medicine.
What are the Side Effects ?
The reported side-effects occurring from the use of this syrup include
- Cramping in stomach
- Diuresis (Excess production of urine)
- Gastrointestinal ulceration
- Deficiency of potassium in blood
- Mood swings
In cases of frequent use or over dosage of Cital syrup, especially in renal impairment, it becomes the cause of metabolic alkalosis .
What is the Dosage ?
Cital syrup has to be taken orally, as per age slabs described below
- Infants & children up to 7 years: 2 ml three times per day
- Children from 7 years to 12 years: 5 ml three times per day
- Children above 13 years : 15 ml to 30 ml two to three times per day, after dissolving in water
- Adults : 15 ml to 30 ml two to three times per day, after dissolving in water
What are the precautions I need to take ?
Following precautions should be exercised while taking this drug:
- Don’t take this medicine on empty stomach
- Take plenty of water and juices with the medicine
- Tell your doctor if you have any kidney disorders or heart related problems
- Tell your doctor if you have high potassium levels in your blood
- Tell your doctor if you are planning your pregnancy or if you are pregnant or if you think you are pregnant
- You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Disodium Hydrogen Citrate or any of it’s ingredients
- Don’t take this medicine if you are dehydrated
- Don’t take this medicine if you are suffering from any severe bacterial infection
- Electrolytes need to be monitored , especially potassium and sodium closely in the case of massive overdose, severe diarrhea or those symptomatic patients with heart failure
- Consult the Doctor before taking this medicine
Is it safe to take If I am pregnant ?
No, Cital syrup should not be taken by the pregnant women as it may cause some serious damage to the unborn baby. If a urologist prescribes this medicine, a maternal-fetal expert needs to be consulted to assess the potential risks & benefits of taking this medicine.
Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
No, Disodium Hydrogen Citrate should not be taken while breast feeding as it might get transferred to the new born through the breast milk.Consult a doctor to find an alternate drug.
Can this medicine be given to Children and Infants ?
This medicine can be given to children above age 7 quite safely, but can be given to children below age 7 and infants only on doctor’s advise.
Is this medicine available as over the counter (OTC) product?
No, Disodium Hydrogen Citrate syrup is not available as over the counter product. It is a prescription drug.
Frequently asked questions
I have Hyperkalemia, can I take Cital Syrup ?
No, Disodium Hydrogen Citrate should not be taken, if you have Hyperkalemia.
I am having breathing difficulty after taking this medicine, what should I do ?
If you are having breathing difficulty after taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate, immediately seek medical attention.
I am having anxiety and mood swings after taking cital syrup, is it normal ?
Yes, anxiety and mood swings are side effects of taking Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
I am having stomach upset after taking this medicine, what should I do ?
Stomach upset can happen if you don’t taken enough liquids with Disodium Hydrogen Citrate. One should take lot of water and juices to alleviate this problem.
What do I do, If I miss taking a dose ?
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and if it is already time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose.
I was OK until I took the recommended dosage of Cital Syrup, but when I stopped taking this medicine I am having burning sensation while urinating, what should I do ? Should I continue taking this medicine ?
This might be because of two conditions, cystitis (Infection of urinary bladder) or stone disease. Consult a urologist for a detailed analysis.
I am suffering from Cardiac arrhythmia, can I take this medicine for urinary tract infection ?
If you are suffering from Cardiac arrhythmia or any kind of heart disease, you should not take Disodium Hydrogen Citrate.
I am suffering from peripheral edema, can I take this medicine ?
No, This medicine should be avoided if you are suffering from peripheral edema.
I have mistakenly taken overdose of this medicine , will this be poisonous ?
Toxicity from overdose is rare, consult a doctor if you are really worried.
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