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can humans take

Asked by: doodles
Urocit K is a human product used by veterinarians to treat dogs and cats. Under no circumstances should this product be used by a human unless told to do so by their physician.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

difference between urocit K and potassium citrate, other than price, what is difference.

can i use potassium citrate instead of Urocit K, other than price, what is the difference.
Asked by: doris
Urocit-K is strictly potassium citrate in each tablet. Urocit K is available in 2 strengths. 540 mg and 1080 mg. Potasssium citrate granules contains 300 mg per scoop but also contains various amino acids as well.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

I'm looking for something that is comprable to the medicine benazepril 5 mg.

its for my dying cat, and the vet wants to continue to put her through painful procedures in her dying days with blood tests. she has a bad heart mummur the elavates greatly when they do this procedure. the diagnosis has never changed and I think its barbaric. she is also on a medicine called axodyl (spelling?) I'm wondering if I should just keep her on this med. until she passes. There has been no change in her eating, drinking, or urination or bowel movements in months. she still gets around and purrs and loves on me daily. I don't want to put her through any more torture than she needs to go through. what do you suggest?
Asked by: Precious Angel
Wow. I fully understand where you're coming from. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can answer this question. You really need to have an open, honest discussion with your veterinarian regarding your concerns and trust in his/her compassion for the cat to "do the right thing". We do not carry benazapril, we do carry enalapril. However, benazapril is readily available in any pharmacy in your hometown.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Calcium Oxalte crystals

My Papillon is now taking Urocit-K 540 mg 100 count. My vet says to give him 1/2 tablet orally twice a day. I read that it is not good to cut this particular pill in 1/2? My Papillon weighs 13 pounds. All the S/O Royal Canin did for him was make him gain weight. Last week he had 7 crystals in his bladder which was totally inflamed. I would appreciate your thoughts on cutting the pill in 1/2. This is just the 2nd day I'm giving it to him. Thank you.
Asked by: Anne
Urocit-K is a time release dosage form. Cutting, breaking, or chewing the tablet will prevent the slow (12 hour) release of the medication. However, it is not uncommon for veterinarians to tell their clients that the tablet should be broken in half.
Answered by: Gary, Dir. of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Will Urocit K prevent calcium oxalate stones in my mini schnauzer?

He has already had surgery for these stones, and now only a few months later has more stones and blood shows in his urine with a ph 6.
Asked by: Linda
potassium citrate is helpful but there are a couple more supplements you should add to your schnauzers diet. vitamin B-6 and Cosequin (glucosamine/condroiten) I have 2 dogs with this condition so I feed them royal canin so diet with the supplements. It has helped Tremendously with this issue in both my dogs. Regular trips to vet (x-rays/urinalysis) every 6-8 months will determine whether this is working for your best friend!
Answered by: Papillonowner
Date published: 2013-10-22

can urocit result in Silica stone formation in my dogs urinary system or bladder

Asked by: little man
Silica stones tend to form in an acid urine so using Urocit-K which makes the urine less acidic should help prevent Silica stone formation. Your veterinarian is the best source of information on the various types of stones and the methods of prevention and the treatments available.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22

Will Urocit-K help in the prevention of calcium oxalate crystals in my male cat?

Asked by: Cindy
It should help in the prevention of calcium oxalate stones.
Answered by: Gary, Dir, of Pharmacy Services
Date published: 2013-10-22
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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