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What is Effercitrate
Cystitis is an infection of the bladder and urinary tract, known as a UTI (urinary tract infection). They happen when bacteria are introduced into the urethra and travel upwards to the bladder, which creates an infection and subsequent inflammation. Such infections can cause significant discomfort in those who suffer from them with symptoms including pain, stinging or burning when you pass urine, a desire to go to the toilet more frequently, pain in the lower abdomen region, urine that might be cloudy, strong-smelling or darker than usual in colour and other issues such as feeling poorly and tired.
It is more common in women who are sexually active but can occur in men and children too. It is often caused by the sufferer having failed to wipe properly after having visited the toilet (this should always be done front to back) and after having sex (always go to the loo before and straight after intercourse, where possible). Cystitis can also occur in pregnant women.
The common symptoms of cystitis and other urinary tract infections can be quite painful, and as such, effective remedies should be taken as soon as possible in order to alleviate them. Effercitrate tablets are effective at improving the symptoms of cystitis when taken as directed and are in a refreshing lemon and lime flavour.
What are the side effects of Effercitrate tablets?
Any product with an active ingredient can have some side effects, but they are rare in Effercitrate tablets. However, they can include passing urine more frequently, as this will help to flush the infection out of your body.
Effercitrate tablets can also cause an upset stomach which is why it is advisable to take the dose after eating.
If you experience any adverse effects of taking Effercitrate tablets, discontinue use and speak to your GP. If you wish to talk to anyone about potential side effects, contact the experts at Click Pharmacy, who will be happy to help.
How long do I use Effercitrate tablets for before I notice a difference?
Symptoms of your urinary tract infection should be alleviated after the course of treatment lasting 2 days. However, you may notice an improvement within a few uses. Continue usage for the full two-day period to try to ensure complete elimination of the bacteria from your system.
How effective are Effercitrate tablets?
Effercitrate tablets are extremely effective at combating the symptoms of cystitis and other urinary tract infections when used as instructed. Symptoms can be fully alleviated after just a two-day course of treatment, but some sufferers will find that they will start to feel relief soon after starting it. Two tablets of effercitrate should be dissolved into a glass of water three times per day for up to two days and should be consumed immediately. The active ingredient works to make the urine more alkaline, neutralising the acid found in it to reduce the pain felt when going to the toilet. The drinks are best consumed after eating. Most people will find symptoms have completely gone at the end of the course of treatment. If symptoms persist, contact your GP for further advice.
Can I buy Effercitrate tablets online?
Effercitrate tablets are available to purchase online and do not need a prescription in order to buy them. This makes them readily available through Click Pharmacy. Different delivery options to your preferred address are available – select the right option for you at the checkout stage of the process.
Speak to the experts at Click Pharmacy if you require any further information or guidance in advance of your treatment, as they will be happy to help.
What dose should I choose?
Effercitrate tablets are only available in this dose – 1.5g of potassium citrate and 0.25g of citric acid as the active ingredients. A dose of 2 tablets (totalling 3g of potassium citrate and 0.5g of citric acid) per glass of water should be taken up to 3 times per day (totalling 9g of potassium citrate and 1.5g of citric acid) for 2 days. A complete treatment would mean you have consumed 18g of potassium citrate and 3g of citric acid in a 2-day period.
The tablets should be mixed with water and drunk no more than 3 times per day.
Effercitrate tablets can be used by men and women, and children over 6 years of age. It is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, speak to a medical professional before using them.
Please read all the information found within the packaging before using this product and ensure you follow the instructions carefully.
How should I use Effercitrate tablets?
Adults and children over 6 years of age should use these tablets in water 3 times per day.
Dissolve two tablets into a glass of water – if the water is warm or the solution is mixed, this will ensure it dissolves faster. The potassium citrate solution should then be consumed immediately.
Effercitrate tablets are best taken after eating.
No more than three doses should be taken in a 24-hour period. If you miss a dose, do not take double the amount, just continue as directed. If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to your doctor immediately.
How do Effercitrate tablets work?
The active ingredients in Effercitrate tablets are potassium citrate and citric acid, and they work to neutralise the acidity found in urine to make it more alkaline. This will ensure it does not sting or burn when you go to the toilet anymore, making you immediately more comfortable. The tablets, when used as directed, should also help to reduce inflammation and, therefore, will help to reduce abdominal pain. The active ingredients plus the additional water consumed will help to increase the frequency with which you go to the toilet, which will help to flush the infection out of your system.
When shouldn’t I use Effercitrate tablets?
Effercitrate tablets are suitable for use in adults and children over 6 years of age. Children under 6 should be assessed by a doctor prior to treatment.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before using Effercitrate tablets.
These tablets should not be used by anyone suffering from the following:
- A low urine output
- High potassium levels
- Addison’s Disease (a condition affecting the adrenal glands)
If you are taking any medication, consult with your GP or one of the pharmacists at Click Pharmacy before starting your treatment.
Do not take Effercitrate tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
What is the difference between Effercitrate tablets and Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief sachets / Cystopurin Cranberry Flavoured Granules 3g?
There are many remedies to treat the symptoms of cystitis, two of which are Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief sachets and Cystopurin Cranberry Flavoured Granules 3g
Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief sachets are a powdered substance which must also be mixed with water and consumed a maximum of 3 times per day for 2 days. The active ingredient is different – it is sodium citrate Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief sachets. These sachets must not be taken by men or children and have a cranberry flavour rather than lemon and lime.
Cystopurin Cranberry Flavoured Granules 3g are very similar to Galpharm Cystocalm Cystitis Relief sachets having the same active ingredient (although a slightly lower dose of 3g) and flavouring, and they are in powdered format too.
All products aim to neutralise the acidity of the urine to alleviate the burning sensation, and side effects are rare in all products.
Who should not use Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis?
You should not use Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis if you have any of the following:
- High levels of potassium
- Addison’s disease
- Low urine output
Can I use other medicines while using Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis?
Although it is often safe to combine different medicines with Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis, it is advised to consult with a doctor before doing so. This is to ensure the products do not interfere with one another and cause unwanted side effects.
How should I store Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis?
You should store Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
What should I do if I forget to take my dose of Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis?
If you forget to take your dose of Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis you should take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is almost time for your next dose you should skip the dose you just missed and continue as normal. You should never take two doses at once, even if you are making up for a missed dose.
What causes cystitis?
Cystitis can be caused by a number of different reasons, possible reasons include the following:
- Weak immune system
- Having sex
Like all medicines, after using Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis you are likely to experience a number of different side effects. Possible side effects include the following:
- Stomach pains
- Abdominal pains
If any of these side effects worsen, you should stop using Effercitrate Tablets For Cystitis immediately and seek medical advice as soon as possible.