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Empiric use of potassium citrate reduces kidney-stone incidence with the ketogenic diet.
|Title||Empiric use of potassium citrate reduces kidney-stone incidence with the ketogenic diet.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||McNally MA, Pyzik PL, Rubenstein JE, Hamdy RF, Kossoff EH|
|Date Published||2009 Aug|
Kidney stones are an adverse event with the ketogenic diet (KD), occurring in approximately 6% of children who are started on this therapy for intractable epilepsy. Potassium citrate (Polycitra K) is a daily oral supplement that alkalinizes the urine and solubilizes urine calcium, theoretically reducing the risk for kidney stones.