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jilbert
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Potassium citrate and pancreatitis
ANSWERS (1)
Good day, Try administering his Urocit medication with his last meal, in order to help reduce the incidence of vomiting. If this is not effective, your veterinarian may prescribe an anti-nausea/vomiting medication that can be taken preceding his dose of Urocit. Thank you and take care.
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Rich - Student Pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
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Lou
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Will Urocit k help dissolve kidney stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Urocit-K will decrease the chance of kidney stone formation by making the pet's urine less acidic. It will not dissolve a kidney stone that has already formed.
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marty pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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Bonnie
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Okay to crush Urocit-K?
ANSWERS (1)
This is a controlled realease medication, therefore it can not be crushed, chewed, or cut. You should take your pet to the veterinarian as the symptoms are worsening.
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Yoliset, Student Pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
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jaxie
Posted 9 years ago
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not sure what to ask.
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You cannot give 300mg of potassium citrate using a Urocit-K tablet. What you are giving your pet is probably being specially compounded for you.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 9 years ago
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jill
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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How much Urocit-K is safe
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I knew if you contacted your veterinarian that your pet would be helped. As to your concern about potassium levels over time, I would suggest that as long as your veterinarian is doing periodic blood tests that will measure potassium (as well as other electrolytes), you should have no concerns about long term use of this product.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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jilbert
Posted 10 years ago
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Potassium citrate becoming less effective
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I would not recommend making any change to the dose of medication without speaking to your veterinarian.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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morris
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my cat is 17 years old and is having kidney failure and is going blind what are my options
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I'm sorry to hear about your cat's health issues. Unfortunately, you are asking a medical question that as a pharmacist I cannot answer. I need to refer you back to your veterinarian. He/she can answer the question about treatment options for you.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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Elle
Posted 10 years ago
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100 / 1080 mEQ
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I am not aware of seizure as a side effect of Urocit K. However, this product can make the pet susceptible to urinary tract infections. Your veterinarian has most likely prescribed a special diet for your pet. Your pet should have plenty of water available for him to drink.
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Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
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What is Urocit-K?

Urocit-K is used as an aid to prevent kidney stone formation by increasing urinary pH. Urocit-K requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Decreases the chance of kidney stone formation
  • Easy to administer tablets

How it Works:

Urocit-K makes your pet's urine less acidic which helps reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine. Be sure that your pet swallows the tablets whole rather than chews it. Any other specific direction should be given to you by your veterinarian.

Cautions:

You should avoid giving your pet any supplements that contain potassium while using Urocit-K. There are possible side effects, so address any concerns you may have with your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Urocit-K (Mission Pharmacal), Nutrived (Vedco)

Generic Name:

Potassium citrate

What is Urocit-K:

Urocit-K makes the urine less acidic which helps to reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine. Urocit-K may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Urocit-K to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a potassium-sparing diuretic, such as Spironolactone or if the pet is being given a potassium supplement. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, or is dehydrated. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), or serious illness or infection, stomach ulcer, intestinal obstruction or urinary tract infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Urocit-K:

Urocit-K is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Urocit-K is available as 5 MEQ (540mg) and 10 MEQ (1080mg) controlled release tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pet's response to therapy. Urocit-K tablets should be swallowed whole. The tablets should not be crushed or the pet allowed to chew the tablets. Keep water available for the pet to drink.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Urocit-K tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or allow the pet to chew the tablet. It is recommended to take Urocit-K with food to reduce stomach upset. Urocit-K tablet is made up of an outer shell that contains the medication. The medication is absorbed by the body but the outer shell is passed out of the body in the stool. Do not be alarmed if you see this outer shell in the pet's stool. Your veterinarian may want to perform blood tests during treatment to monitor progress and side effects. Store Urocit-K at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Urocit-K to my pet:

You should avoid giving your pet any supplements that contain potassium.

What are the possible side effects of Urocit-K:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Urocit-K and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives), abdominal pain, black bloody or tarry stools, blood in vomit or muscle weakness or irregular heartbeats. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Urocit-K and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has slight nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea or loose stools. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Urocit-K:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a potassium supplement, a potassium-sparing diuretic such as Spironolactone, an ACE inhibitor such as enalapril or lisinopril, or digoxin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Urocit-K. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, minerals and herbal products.

Urocit-K Directions:

  • Urocit-K is a prescription medication that is used in dogs and cats to aid in the prevention of urinary stone formation.
  • Urocit-K makes the urine less acidic which helps to reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine.
  • Urocit-K is a controlled release tablet that should be swallowed whole. The tablet should not be crushed or chewed.
Tip:

Urocit-K tablets are made up of an outer shell that contains the medication. The medication is absorbed by the body but the outer shell is passed out of the body in the stool. Do not be alarmed if you see this outer shell in your pets stool.

Urocit-K Dosage:

Urocit-K Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pets response to therapy. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Urocit-K Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pets response to therapy. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Urocit-K Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Urocit-K should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Urocit-K Ingredients:

Urocit-K
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Potassium Citrate 540 mg
Urocit-K
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Potassium Citrate 1080 mg

What is Urocit-K?

Urocit-K is used as an aid to prevent kidney stone formation by increasing urinary pH. Urocit-K requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Decreases the chance of kidney stone formation
  • Easy to administer tablets

How it Works:

Urocit-K makes your pet's urine less acidic which helps reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine. Be sure that your pet swallows the tablets whole rather than chews it. Any other specific direction should be given to you by your veterinarian.

Cautions:

You should avoid giving your pet any supplements that contain potassium while using Urocit-K. There are possible side effects, so address any concerns you may have with your veterinarian.

Brand Name:

Urocit-K (Mission Pharmacal), Nutrived (Vedco)

Generic Name:

Potassium citrate

What is Urocit-K:

Urocit-K makes the urine less acidic which helps to reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine. Urocit-K may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this guide.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Urocit-K to my pet:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a potassium-sparing diuretic, such as Spironolactone or if the pet is being given a potassium supplement. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has kidney disease, diabetes, or is dehydrated. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease), or serious illness or infection, stomach ulcer, intestinal obstruction or urinary tract infection. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating.

What is the most important information I should know about Urocit-K:

Urocit-K is a prescription medication FDA approved for veterinary use in dogs and cats. Urocit-K is available as 5 MEQ (540mg) and 10 MEQ (1080mg) controlled release tablets. The usual dose for dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pet's response to therapy. Urocit-K tablets should be swallowed whole. The tablets should not be crushed or the pet allowed to chew the tablets. Keep water available for the pet to drink.

How should this medication be given:

Give this medication exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask the pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Allow pet to drink plenty of water. Urocit-K tablets should be swallowed whole. Do not crush or allow the pet to chew the tablet. It is recommended to take Urocit-K with food to reduce stomach upset. Urocit-K tablet is made up of an outer shell that contains the medication. The medication is absorbed by the body but the outer shell is passed out of the body in the stool. Do not be alarmed if you see this outer shell in the pet's stool. Your veterinarian may want to perform blood tests during treatment to monitor progress and side effects. Store Urocit-K at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this medication away from children and pets.

What happens if I miss giving a dose:

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if is almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What should I avoid while giving Urocit-K to my pet:

You should avoid giving your pet any supplements that contain potassium.

What are the possible side effects of Urocit-K:

If any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving Urocit-K and seek emergency veterinary medical attention; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of the lips; tongue or face; hives), abdominal pain, black bloody or tarry stools, blood in vomit or muscle weakness or irregular heartbeats. Other less serious side effects may occur. Continue giving Urocit-K and talk to your veterinarian if your pet has slight nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea or loose stools. Other side effects may also occur. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.

What other drugs will affect Urocit-K:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given a potassium supplement, a potassium-sparing diuretic such as Spironolactone, an ACE inhibitor such as enalapril or lisinopril, or digoxin. Drugs other than those listed may also interact with Urocit-K. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, minerals and herbal products.

Urocit-K Directions:

  • Urocit-K is a prescription medication that is used in dogs and cats to aid in the prevention of urinary stone formation.
  • Urocit-K makes the urine less acidic which helps to reduce the formation of kidney stones that would normally occur as a result of high levels of calcium or uric acid in the urine.
  • Urocit-K is a controlled release tablet that should be swallowed whole. The tablet should not be crushed or chewed.
Tip:

Urocit-K tablets are made up of an outer shell that contains the medication. The medication is absorbed by the body but the outer shell is passed out of the body in the stool. Do not be alarmed if you see this outer shell in your pets stool.

Urocit-K Dosage:

Urocit-K Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pets response to therapy. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Urocit-K Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose in dogs and cats depends on blood test values and the pets response to therapy. Give the medication with food to prevent stomach upset. Allow plenty of water for your pet to drink.
Urocit-K Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Urocit-K should be stored at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Urocit-K Ingredients:

Urocit-K
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Potassium Citrate 540 mg
Urocit-K
Active Ingredients (per tablet) Amount
Potassium Citrate 1080 mg
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I take this medication myself because I get painful kidney stones, but this really helps to reduce my number of attacks.
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jilbert
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Potassium citrate and pancreatitis
ANSWERS (1)
Good day, Try administering his Urocit medication with his last meal, in order to help reduce the incidence of vomiting. If this is not effective, your veterinarian may prescribe an anti-nausea/vomiting medication that can be taken preceding his dose of Urocit. Thank you and take care.
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Rich - Student Pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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Lou
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Will Urocit k help dissolve kidney stones?
ANSWERS (1)
Urocit-K will decrease the chance of kidney stone formation by making the pet's urine less acidic. It will not dissolve a kidney stone that has already formed.
Author avatar
marty pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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Author avatar
Bonnie
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
Okay to crush Urocit-K?
ANSWERS (1)
This is a controlled realease medication, therefore it can not be crushed, chewed, or cut. You should take your pet to the veterinarian as the symptoms are worsening.
Author avatar
Yoliset, Student Pharmacist
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
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jaxie
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
not sure what to ask.
ANSWERS (1)
You cannot give 300mg of potassium citrate using a Urocit-K tablet. What you are giving your pet is probably being specially compounded for you.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
jill
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
QUESTION
How much Urocit-K is safe
ANSWERS (1)
I knew if you contacted your veterinarian that your pet would be helped. As to your concern about potassium levels over time, I would suggest that as long as your veterinarian is doing periodic blood tests that will measure potassium (as well as other electrolytes), you should have no concerns about long term use of this product.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 9 years ago
Posted 9 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
jilbert
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
Potassium citrate becoming less effective
ANSWERS (1)
I would not recommend making any change to the dose of medication without speaking to your veterinarian.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
morris
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
my cat is 17 years old and is having kidney failure and is going blind what are my options
ANSWERS (1)
I'm sorry to hear about your cat's health issues. Unfortunately, you are asking a medical question that as a pharmacist I cannot answer. I need to refer you back to your veterinarian. He/she can answer the question about treatment options for you.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
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Author avatar
Elle
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
QUESTION
100 / 1080 mEQ
ANSWERS (1)
I am not aware of seizure as a side effect of Urocit K. However, this product can make the pet susceptible to urinary tract infections. Your veterinarian has most likely prescribed a special diet for your pet. Your pet should have plenty of water available for him to drink.
Author avatar
Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Posted 10 years ago
Posted 10 years ago
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