Who should not take Potassium Citrate ER?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Addison's disease
  • excess body acid
  • extreme loss of body water
  • high amount of potassium in the blood
  • 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
  • infection of genitals or urinary tract
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • Problems with Food Passing Through the Esophagus
  • moderate to severe kidney impairment


  • Potassium
  • Citric Acid
  • Potassium Citrate

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