No matter for what reasons you are planning to take potassium citrate, do not do so without consulting your doctor. Only your doctor can advise about the quantity and frequency at which you can take potassium citrate.
If you have decided to take potassium citrate on your own, with or without consulting your doctor, take dosage prescribed on its label. Generally, the dosage recommended on the label is three tablets a day, and you should not exceed that limit.
Take With Meal
It is better to take potassium citrate with meal or after meal, as if you take it during any other time of the day, it may cause your stomach upset. So, consider three meal times as the best frequency at which you should take the dosage.
You can take potassium citrate as a supplement in the form of tablets. Take a tablet with about 8-10 ounce of water. Just swallow the pill with water. Or else, you can dissolve the tablet in a glass of water and drink it.
Try to stay in a standing position for a while soon after taking the tablets of potassium citrate, instead of lying down. In case of lying down soon after taking the dose, you can become ill.
Signs of Hyperkalemia
Be careful while taking potassium citrate. It has certain side effects, especially if you take more than prescribed dose. It can cause hyperkalemia because of excessive potassium quantity in the blood. It can result in change of heart rate, stomach upset, vomiting, fainting, numbness and other such problems. So it is better to monitor your condition soon after taking potassium citrate. This is one of the reasons that it is not recommended to take the citrate on your own without consulting your doctor.