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ORACIT (oral citrate) liquid
[Cardinal Health]


Category DEA Schedule Marketing Status
HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL unapproved drug other
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Active ingredient

This product is a clear, colorless solution containing Citric Acid USP 640 mg/5 mL, and Hydrous Sodium Citrate USP 490 mg/5 mL.

Purpose

Oral citrate solution is used as a systemic and urinary alkalinizer. Less than 5% of the citrate is excreted in urine unchanged, since citrate oxidation is to a great extent complete.

Uses

ORACIT® is indicated for the treatment of metabolic acidosis. This solution is also useful in conditions where long term maintenance of alkaline urine is needed (e.g. uric acid and cystine calculi of the urinary tract). ORACIT® is also effective in treatment for acidosis of certain renal tubular disorders.

Contraindications

ORACIT® is contraindicated in patients with severe renal impairment, oliguria or azotemia, untreated Addison's disease, adynamia episodica hereditaria, acute dehydration, heat cramp, anuria, severe myocardial damage, and hyperkalemia.

Warning

Precautions

The citrate solution should be used with caution in patients with impaired renal function to avoid hypernatremia or alkalosis in the presence of hypocalcemia. Periodic determinations of serum electrolyte levels (especially bicarbonate levels) should be done in patients with renal disease to avoid cardiac failure, hypertension, peripheral and pulmonary edema, and toxemia of pregnancy. The solution should be diluted with water and preferably taken after meals to avoid saline laxative effects.

Adverse Reactions

Citrate solution is generally well tolerated when given in recommended dosed when the patient has normal renal functions.

Directions

Dosage and Administration

The dose of ORACIT® is 10 to 30 mL, diluted with water, after meals and at bedtime. The dose should be titrated to achieve desired effects.

Inactive ingredients

It also contain Methylparaben NF and Propylparaben NF as preservatives. These concentrations yield 1 mEq of sodium, equivalent to 1 mEq of bicarbonate per mL of solution.

How Supplied

ORACIT® is supplied in 500 mL bottles (NDC 46287-014-01), 30 mL unit dose bottles, 10 bottles per carton (NDC 46287-014-30), and 15 mL unit dose bottles, 10 bottles per carton (NDC 46287-014-15).

Storage

Dispense in well-closed containers. Store at Controlled Room Temperature (15-30 C).

Carolina Medical Products Co.

Post Office Box 147

Farmville, North Carolina 27828

Revised May 1986

Copyright© Carolina Medical Products Co. 1985

Keep Out Of The Reach Of Children

Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.

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Oracit®

Oral Citrate (SHOHL'S) Solution

5 x 15 mL Bottles

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ORACIT 
oral citrate liquid
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUG LABELItem Code (Source)NDC:55154-7352(NDC:46287-014)
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
CITRIC ACID MONOHYDRATE (ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID) ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID490 mg  in 5 mL
TRISODIUM CITRATE DIHYDRATE (ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID) ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID640 mg  in 5 mL
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
METHYLPARABEN 
PROPYLPARABEN 
ALCOHOL 
Packaging
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:55154-7352-55 in 1 BAG
115 mL in 1 BOTTLE
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
Unapproved drug other06/07/2011
Labeler - Cardinal Health (188557102)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
Cardinal Health188557102REPACK(55154-7352)

Revised: 4/2013
 
Cardinal Health

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