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Sodium citrate

Updated 2 Feb 2023 | Sodium citrate

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  • sodium citrate 0.3molar (2.647g/30ml) oral solution
  • Dosage


    30ml of a 0.3M solution immediately prior to anaesthesia.


    Not applicable.


    Not applicable.

    Patients with Renal Impairment

    Use with caution in patients with renal impairment. See also Precautions and Warnings.

    Pregnancy and Lactation


    For use prior to general anaesthesia for caesarean section.


    Not applicable.

    Side Effects

    None known


    It is strongly recommended that the UK National Poisons Information Service be consulted on cases of suspected or actual overdose where there is doubt over the degree of risk or about appropriate management.

    The following number will direct the caller to the relevant local centre (0844) 892 0111

    Information may be obtained if you have access to ToxBase the primary clinical toxicology database of the National Poisons Information Service. This is available via password on the internet ( ) or if this is unavailable at the backup site ( ).

    Reference Sources

    British National Formulary, 60th Edition (2010) Pharmaceutical Press, London.

    Summary of Product Characteristics: Sodium Citrate 0.3M oral solution. Viridian Pharma Ltd. Revised December 2007.

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