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Bicitra Side Effects

Generic Name: citric acid / sodium citrate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of citric acid / sodium citrate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Bicitra.

Applies to citric acid / sodium citrate: oral solution

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking citric acid / sodium citrate: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • swelling, tingling, or numbness in your hands or feet;

  • muscle twitching or pain, leg pain or cramps;

  • unusual weakness, rapid and shallow breathing, fast or slow heart rate, dizziness, confusion, or mood changes;

  • feeling restless, nervous, or irritable;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;

  • severe or ongoing diarrhea; or

  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects of citric acid / sodium citrate may include:

  • nausea, or vomiting, stomach pain;

  • mild or occasional diarrhea; or

  • mild stomach pain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

Not all side effects for Bicitra may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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