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    Condition: Uric Acid Kidney Stones
    3/25/2016 11:27:04 PM

    Reviewer: sjr, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    terrible stomach upset and diarrhea don't know if I can continue. Daily stomach upset balanced against 1 or 2 occurrences a year of kidney stones.

    Condition: Uric Acid Kidney Stones
    11/1/2015 10:56:21 AM

    Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    My blood pressure has fallen so low that I have no energy. This happened over 1 month but less than 2 months energy. I am stopping this drug before it kills me.

    Condition: Uric Acid Kidney Stones
    3/6/2015 1:53:14 PM

    Reviewer: 75 or over Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I had Uric Acid kidney stones for decades - emergency room trips, excruciating pain, etc. as anyone with kidney stones knows. Since I started taking Potassium Citrate pills daily, I haven't had a single incident . . .about 7 years or so. I modified my diet somewhat, basically cutting down on foods with high levels of puric acid: nuts, beans, red meat, aged cheese and, primarily, Cranberries! ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Uric Acid Kidney Stones
    9/10/2011 10:40:54 AM

    Reviewer: Newmoon, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Previously I was passing kidney stones weekly with increasing difficulty & ER visits. I've taken PC for 5 months now and stones completely subsided since the second month. I do experience some stomach upset and loose bowel symptoms which respond reasonably well to adjustments in diet. However, I've also experienced a sudden unexplained weight gain during this same time period which I ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Uric Acid Kidney Stones
    3/7/2011 11:56:42 AM

    Reviewer: Diane, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Been on this Pot. citrate for over 20 years and really I have had more stones then ever before. Anything to make drug companies more money.

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