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More retinal procedures are performed at Broward Health Imperial Point than any other hospital in Broward County.

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Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid Monohydrate Oral solution

What is this medicine?

CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE (SIH trik AS id; poe TASS ee um SIH trayt) 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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Addison's disease

  • dehydrated

  • heart disease

  • high levels of potassium in the blood

  • irregular heartbeat

  • kidney disease

  • trouble making urine

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to citric acid, potassium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take after meals or with food. Before taking, mix the dose in cold water or juice as directed. Chill the solution for better taste. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • ammonium chloride

  • antacids with aluminum

  • eplerenone

  • potassium supplements including salt substitutes

  • sodium polystyrene sulfonate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin

  • certain diuretics like spironolactone, triamterene

  • certain medicines for high blood pressure, heart problems like enalapril, propranolol

  • lithium

  • methenamine

  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the foods that you eat and the vitamins that you take. Also, ask your doctor how much fluid you need to drink.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • chest pain

  • confusion

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep the container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Potassium Citrate, Citric Acid Oral solution

What is this medicine?

CITRIC ACID; POTASSIUM CITRATE (SIH trik AS id; poe TASS ee um SIH trayt) 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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • Addison's disease

  • dehydrated

  • heart disease

  • high levels of potassium in the blood

  • irregular heartbeat

  • kidney disease

  • trouble making urine

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to citric acid, potassium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take after meals or with food. Before taking, mix the dose in cold water or juice as directed. Chill the solution for better taste. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • ammonium chloride

  • antacids with aluminum

  • eplerenone

  • potassium supplements including salt substitutes

  • sodium polystyrene sulfonate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • certain antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin

  • certain diuretics like spironolactone, triamterene

  • certain medicines for high blood pressure, heart problems like enalapril, propranolol

  • lithium

  • methenamine

  • stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. You will need to have blood work done while you are taking this medicine.

You may need to be on a special diet while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about the foods that you eat and the vitamins that you take. Also, ask your doctor how much fluid you need to drink.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • chest pain

  • confusion

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea

  • nausea, vomiting

  • stomach upset

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep the container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.




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Imperial Point Surgery Center, located at the Medical Arts Pavilion, is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center where patients receive top-quality, compassionate care by our staff of specialized doctors, nurses and healthcare providers.

Board certified ophthalmologists at the center include corneal, retinal, glaucoma and cataract specialists.

The eye suites are fully outfitted with state-of-the-art ophthalmology equipment, including the latest in specialized cataract machines, microscopes and lasers.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

Eye Conditions and Surgeries

The following is a list of eye conditions treated and surgeries performed, but not limited to, at the Surgery Center:

Macular Hole: a tiny hole, located at the center of the retina, responsible for sharp, reading vision. A surgical procedure called a “vitrectomy with membrane peel” is used to treat macular holes.

Sutureless Vitrectomy Surgery: used for retinal procedures like macular holes, in which small tubes or cannulas are placed through the eye and tiny instruments are placed through these tubes. Once the surgery is completed, the tubes are removed and no stitches are needed. This sutureless technique cannot be used for all retinal surgery.

Retinal Detachment and Re-attachment: Retinal detachment is the breaking away of the retina from the outer wall of the eye. It is often associated with flashes of light and sudden floaters – little dark spots that float across the eye. To re-attach the retina to the inner surface of the eye, a band of silicone is sewn to the outside of the eye. This band pushes against the hole to close it, making a scar that will hold the retina in place. Sometimes in retinal detachment, there is pigment on the retina, and the vitreous may have to be removed by a vitrectomy.

Macular Degeneration: degenerative damage to the small area at the back of the retina, called the macula, that allows us to see fine details clearly. In Wet Macular Degeneration, there is growth of abnormal blood vessels in the retina, which tend to leak. Degeneration can be slowed through laser treatments and pharmaceuticals.

Cataract Surgery with Lens Implants: during surgery for cataract removal, in which the eye’s natural lens has become cloudy, the latest intraocular lenses can be implanted. Some of these lenses may eliminate the need for glasses. Ask your ophthalmologist about your options.

Corneal Transplant: the replacement of the clear window on the front of the eye with a donor cornea. This outpatient surgery is usually done under anesthesia.

Pterygium: a fleshy growth that invades the cornea. If the pterygium is large enough to threaten sight, is growing or is unsightly, it can be removed surgically.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

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New Treatment for Kidney Stones

The Surgery Center at Broward Health Imperial Point is now offering Extracorporal Shock Wave Lithotripsy to treat kidney stones. Lithotripsy is a noninvasive procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract. When kidney stones become too large to pass through the urinary tract, they may cause severe pain, may block the flow of urine, and can cause infection.

Lithotripsy treats kidney stones by sending focused ultrasonic energy or shock waves directly to the stone, breaking it into smaller stones that will pass through the urinary system. Lithotripsy allows persons with certain types of stones in the urinary system to avoid an invasive surgical procedure for stone removal.

Our advanced technology ensures precise alignment at all times and makes it easier to target the stone. The advanced ultrasound technology allows real-time, continuous monitoring of the disintegration process to ensure precise stone targeting, which maximizes shockwave delivery and minimizes radiation dosage.

For further information, call 954-928-3250, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 4 pm.

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