Empiric use of potassium citrate reduces kidney-stone incidence with the ketogenic diet.

TitleEmpiric use of potassium citrate reduces kidney-stone incidence with the ketogenic diet.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMcNally MA, Pyzik PL, Rubenstein JE, Hamdy RF, Kossoff EH
JournalPediatrics
Volume124
Issue2
Paginatione300-4
Date Published2009 Aug
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1007/s11832-009-0190-9
Alternate JournalPediatrics