Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sodium Citrate

A white, crystalline or granular, water-soluble, odorless solid, having a cool, saline taste: used in photography, in soft drinks, and in medicine chiefly to prevent the coagulation of blood.


Now, the following information is more on the pharmaceutical form of Sodium Citrate. 
This medication can also prevent and treat certain metabolic problems (acidosis) caused by kidney disease.Citric acid and citrate salts (which contain potassium and sodium) belong to a class of drugs known as urinary alkalinizers.

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain may occur.


Sodium citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid. Sodium citrate possesses a saline, mildly tart, flavor. For this reason, citrates of certain Alkaline and Alkaline Earth metals (e.g. sodium and calcium citrates) are commonly known as sour salt (occasionally citric acid is erroneously termed sour salt). Sodium citrate is chiefly used as a food additive, usually for flavor or as a preservative. Sodium citrate is employed as a flavoring agent in certain varieties of club soda.



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