What are Cystocalm sachets?
Cystocalm sachets are a treatment which can help to reduce the symptoms of cystitis or urinary tract infections in women. If you’re suffering with a burning or stinging sensation when you pee or find that you need to go to the toilet more often than usual, you may have cystitis. Use Cystocalm sachets to create a delicious cranberry flavoured drink that can help to ease your discomfort with just a 2-day treatment.
What is cystitis?
Cystitis is a type of infection called a UTI, or urinary tract infection. It happens when bacteria enter your bladder through your urethra, causing infection and inflammation. This can happen more often due to having sex, wiping your bottom from back to front after using the toilet, and pregnancy. Some of the most common symptoms of cystitis include:
- Burning, stinging, or pain when you pee
- Stomach pain
- Needing to pee more often than usual
- Dark, cloudy, or strong-smelling pee
- Feeling generally unwell, sick, or tired
How will Cystocalm help to ease my cystitis?
Cystocalm sachets contain an active ingredient called sodium citrate which can help to make your urine less acidic. By lowering the acidity of your urine, this helps to reduce symptoms like pain, burning or stinging.
Can I use these sachets if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Cystocalm sachets are not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. If you think you have cystitis during these times you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to recommend a more suitable product for you.
Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?
If you’re taking any other medication, including those obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Cystocalm. This especially applies if you are already taking:
- Lithium, which is used for manic depression
- Methenamine, which is used for urinary infections
How to use these sachets
Take one Cystocalm sachet 3 times a day for 2 days. Mix the contents of the sachet with 200ml of water and drink right away. Do not take more than 3 sachets a day.
When should this product not be used?
Cystocalm is not suitable for use in children or men. Do not use this product if you’re allergic to sodium citrate or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor if your symptoms continue for more than 4 days after you begin taking this product or your symptoms keep recurring. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains sucrose. Do not take this product if you have:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- A history of kidney disease
- Are on a low sodium (salt) diet as each sachet contains 939 mg of sodium
Does Cystocalm have any side effects?
Like all medications, Cystocalm can have side effects, although most people do not experience them. This includes passing water more frequently than usual. If you experience this or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.
How to store this product
Store in a cool, dry place which is below 25 degrees C. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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- Sodium Citrate
Each 5.6 g sachet of granules contains the active ingredient: sodium citrate dihydrate 4.0 g.
The other ingredients are: sucrose (sugar) 1.5g, colloidial anhydrous silica, saccharin sodium and cranberry flavouring.
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