Alkalinizing agents are used to treat conditions associated with a low pH in the body. Some medications can work to treat gout and kidney stones by neutralizing uric acid in the blood and urine to keep down inflammation of the joints, and to prevent the formation of stones in the kidney. Others like sodium bicarbonate are available without a prescription to ease heartburn and acid indigestion.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Alkalinizing Agents

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
calcium carbonate
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CALCIUM CARBONATE is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis, as a calcium supplement, and to treat high phosphate levels in patients with kidney disease.
sodium bicarbonate otc
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SODIUM BICARBONATE is an antacid. It is used to treat acid indigestion and heartburn caused by too much acid in the stomach.
Cytra-2
(sodium citrate/citric acid)
16
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CITRIC ACID; SODIUM CITRATE makes blood and urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
Virtrate-2
(sodium citrate/citric acid)
16
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CITRIC ACID; SODIUM CITRATE makes blood and urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
Virtrate-K
(cytra-k, potassium citrate/citric acid)
9
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CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE is used to make the urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
sodium bicarbonate
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Tricitrates
23
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CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE; SODIUM CITRATE makes the urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
Cytra-3
105
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CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE; SODIUM CITRATE makes the urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
Tums
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CALCIUM CARBONATE is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prevent osteoporosis, as a calcium supplement, and to treat high phosphate levels in patients with kidney disease.
Virtrate-3
43
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CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE; SODIUM CITRATE makes the urine more alkaline or less acidic. This helps prevent some kidney stones. It is also used to treat metabolic acidosis, a condition in some people with kidney problems.
Rolaids
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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