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Tricitrates Side Effects

Generic Name: citric acid / potassium citrate / sodium citrate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug citric acid / potassium citrate / sodium citrate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Tricitrates.

Applies to citric acid / potassium citrate / sodium citrate: oral liquid

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

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • swelling, rapid weight gain;

  • numbness or tingly feeling in your hands or feet, or around your mouth;

  • muscle twitching or pain, leg pain or cramps;

  • fast, slow, or uneven heart rate;

  • unusual weakness, rapid and shallow breathing, dizziness, confusion, or mood changes;

  • feeling restless, nervous, or irritable;

  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;

  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • severe stomach pain, ongoing diarrhea or vomiting; or

  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects of citric acid / potassium citrate / 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. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

It is possible that some side effects of Tricitrates may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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