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Calcibind Side Effects

Generic Name: cellulose sodium phosphate

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of cellulose sodium phosphate. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Calcibind.

Applies to cellulose sodium phosphate: oral powder, oral powder for suspension

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by cellulose sodium phosphate (the active ingredient contained in Calcibind). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking cellulose sodium phosphate, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

With long-term use
  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • drowsiness
  • loss of appetite
  • mood or mental changes
  • muscle spasms or twitching
  • nausea or vomiting
  • trembling
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with cellulose sodium phosphate may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Abdominal or stomach discomfort
  • loose bowel movements or diarrhea

Not all side effects for Calcibind 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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