(1989; 60 pages) [French]
Oral solution: 88.2 mg/ml (8.82%, 0.3 mmol/ml)
Sodium citrate is an alkalinizing agent which depends for its activity upon conversion to bicarbonate.
To protect against the risk of aspiration of acidic gastric contents in women undergoing operative obstetric procedures.
Dosage and administration
A dose of 10-20 ml of the solution should be given immediately before the procedure.
• Severe renal impairment.
Sodium citrate solution should be used with particular care in patients with hypertension or toxaemia in pregnancy.
It is generally well tolerated. Metabolic alkalosis may occur in patients with renal dysfunction.
The solution should be stored in tightly closed containers.