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Choletec Side Effects

Generic name: mebrofenin

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Nov 2, 2020.

Note: This document contains side effect information about mebrofenin. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Choletec.

For the Consumer

Applies to mebrofenin: intravenous kit

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, mebrofenin (the active ingredient contained in Choletec) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking mebrofenin:


For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to mebrofenin: intravenous powder for injection


Rare (less than 0.1%): Urticaria, rash[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Nausea[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Chills

Frequency not reported: Death[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Choletec (mebrofenin)." Bracco Diagnostics Inc, Princeton, NJ.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.