Generic Name: Citrarginine Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Citrarginine® used for?

Citrarginine® is commonly used for the treatment of peptic ulcer and gastro – esophageal disease (GERD).

How should I take Citrarginine®?

Take Citrarginine® by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily.

Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Citrarginine®?

Citrarginine® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Citrarginine® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Citrarginine® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Citrarginine® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Citrarginine®?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Citrarginine® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Citrarginine® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Citrarginine®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Citrarginine®?

Common side effects may include:

  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Muscle weakness
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in your mental state
  • Vision changes
  • Problems with speech, balance, or walking
  • Decreased consciousness
  • Unusual or unpleasant body or breath odor

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Citrarginine®?

Citrarginine® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products may interact with this drug, including:

  • Cyclosporin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Organic nitrates
  • Sildenafil citrate

Does food or alcohol interact with Citrarginine®?

Citrarginine® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Citrarginine®?

Citrarginine® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Citrarginine®.

What is the dose of Citrarginine® for an adult?

The usual dosage in adult is 6 grams per day administered orally in divided doses of 3 grams twice daily.

What is the dose of Citrarginine® for a child?

The recommended dose is 6 grams per day administered orally in divided doses of 3 grams twice daily.

In pediatric patients less than 3 years of age, dosage may be started at 100 mg/kg/day divided into twice daily doses, and then increased weekly by 50 mg/kg increments.

How is Citrarginine® available?

Citrarginine® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Oral Solution 10ml

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Citrarginine®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: May 10, 2017 | Last Modified: May 10, 2017

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