Potassium Citrate and Citric Acid oral solution is a stable and pleasant-tasting oral systemic alkalizer. Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. Potassium citrate is absorbed and metabolized to potassium bicarbonate, thus acting as a systemic alkalizer. This product alkalinizes the urine without producing a systemic alkalosis in recommended dosage. It is highly palatable, pleasant tasting and tolerable, even when administered for long periods. Potassium citrate does not neutralize the gastric juice or disturb digestion.
NOVALKA Syrup is indicated to relieve symptoms of dyspepsia, heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, gastroesophageal reflux and hiatal hernia. It is also prescribed in hyperacidity associated with peptic ulcers, gastritis and esophagitis. Citric acid belongs to a class of drugs known as urinary alkalinizers. When one requires limited intake of potassium and sodium, citric acid is recommended.
3 teaspoonfuls (15 ml) twice a day diluted with water or as directed by physician.
NOVALKA Syrup is contraindicated in patients with severe Heart Failure, Compression of the Esophagus, Ulcer from Stomach Acid, Stomach Muscle Paralysis and Decreased Function, Stomach or Intestine Blockage, Bleeding of the Stomach or Intestines. NOVALKA Syrup is also not recommended in patients with adynamia episodica hereditaria,acute dehydration, heat cramps anuria, severe myocardial damage and hyperkalemia.
Caution should be exercised in decreased kidney function, hypophosphataemia and weak people.
GI side-effects are uncommon. Occasionally, if excessive amount is consumed, diarrhea, constipation or regurgitation may occur.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Consult a physician if one is pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.It is not known whether potassium passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling a physician while breast-feeding a baby.
NOVALKA is available as syrup. Every 5 ml contains Potassium citrate 1000 mg and Citric Acid 300 mg. The total content in each bottle is 100 ml.
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