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Cymalon Sachets Summary
|Type of medicine||Urinary alkalizer|
|Works by||Neutralising the acidity of urine|
|Active ingredient||Sodium citrate|
|Effective within||2 days|
|Pack size||6 sachets|
|Recommended dosage||1 sachet 3 times a day|
|Use with alcohol||No known issues|
Cymalon Sachets information
What are Cymalon Sachets and what are they used for?
Dealing with cystitis can be an unpleasant and painful experience. Cymalon sachets contain the active ingredient sodium citrate, which offers an effective treatment for cystitis related symptoms and are one of the most popular remedies in the UK.
Sachets should be taken orally with water over a two day period. Cymalon is recommended for use by adults only.
Additional help for chronic cystitis sufferers:
Repeated and continuous attacks of cystitis can be both painful and detrimental to your quality of life. The unpredictable nature of the attacks means that it is important to always have a safe and effective treatment on hand. Antibiotic treatments are available from the Online Doctor service and can be used as a backup supply, allowing you to treat the condition as and when needed.
What is cystitis?
Cystitis is a form of urinary tract infection (UTI) and creates an inflammation of the bladder. Cystitis is usually caused by some kind of harmful bacteria, causing you to urinate frequently and painfully.
Once the urinary tract becomes infected, harmful bacteria begin to turn your bladder into an acidic environment, helping them to rapidly grow and spread. This makes your urine acidic, causing burning pains when you urinate.
Cystitis is an infection that mainly affects women – it is thought that almost 50 percent of women will suffer from cystitis at least once during their lifetime. Cystitis usually occurs in women who are: young, sexually active, pregnant, menopausal, or elderly.
The body will usually clear itself of the infection after a few days; however, treatments such as antibiotics and Cymalon will help to combat the symptoms, making the condition more manageable.
There are numerous symptoms associated with Cystitis, including:
- Burning or stinging during urination.
- An increased desire to urinate.
- A sensation that you are unable to empty your bladder.
- General pain across the abdominal area.
How do Cymalon Sachets work?
The sachets contain sodium citrate, which works with your body to neutralise the acidity within your bladder, delivering an effective and welcome relief from discomfort and irritation, while also making it harder for the bacteria to reproduce.
Cymalon Sachets dosage
To treat your cystitis effectively you should dissolve one sachet of Cymalon in a cold glass of water, three times a day. During this treatment it is important to drink as much water as possible, helping to flush the harmful bacteria out of your bladder.
Cymalon Sachets Ingredients
There are three active ingredients contained in Cymalon, they are:
- Sodium citrate 2.82g, citric acid (anhydrous) 1.06g
- Sodium bicarbonate 1.20g
- Sodium carbonate 0.13g
There are also three inactive ingredients contained in Cymalon, they are:
- Caster sugar
- Sodium saccharin
- Lemon flavour natural.
Cymalon Sachets Side Effects
Side effects of Cymalon sachets are minor and can include:
- Increased flatulence.
- Increase in urination.
Always read all packaging and product information before taking any medication or treatment. If you have any concerns about any of the information listed above then always speak to your doctor.
Cymalon Sachets Warnings
Always fully read any instructions and warning before using a product, taking the time to make sure it is appropriate for you.
Cymalon should not be used if you have:
- An allergy to any of the ingredients listed above.
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
- Heart disease
- A salt restricted diet
Cymalon sachets should not be used by men or children. If your symptoms persist after four days, or your symptoms keep recurring, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
You should also talk to your doctor if you are currently taking any other medications.
Each sachet of Cymalon contains 1047mg of sodium. This is an important consideration for individuals who are controlling their sodium intake.
It also contains the chemical sucrose. If you are allergic to any sugars, or suffer from diabetes, speak to your doctor before beginning this medication.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.