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Citric Acid

Also known as Alka-Seltzer, Picot, Albatussin Pediatric, Urologic G, Prepopik, Renacidin, Alka-Seltzer Gold, Bicitra, Cytra 2, and Cytra-3

Citric acid is a weak organic acid with the formula C6H8O7. It is a natural preservative/conservative and is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. In biochemistry, the conjugate base of citric acid, citrate, is important as an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed citric acid to treat pick disease, rabies, west nile virus, and blastomycosis.

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