October 4, 2015


Renacidin Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Renacidin (citric acid, glucono-delta-lactone and magnesium carbonate) Irrigation is a sterile irrigating solution used to remove kidney stones. It is available in generic form. Common side effects of Renacidin include abdominal pain, edema (swelling), and fever.

Talk to your doctor about your individual dosage recommendation of Renacidin. Some drugs may interact with Renacidin. Tell your doctor all medications you take. Do not take Renacidin if you have a urinary tract infection. Your doctor should monitor you regularly while you are taking Renacidin. If you are pregnant only take Renacidin if clearly needed. Exercise caution if you take Renacidin and are breastfeeding.

Our Renacidin (citric acid, glucono-delta-lactone and magnesium carbonate) Irrigation Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Renacidin FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)


The most common adverse reaction in selected case series is transient flank pain which occurs in most patients. Additional common reactions include urothelial ulceration and/or edema (13%) or fever (20% but up to 40% in some case series). Other adverse reactions which occur in 1-10% of cases include: urinary tract infection, back pain, dysuria, transient hematuria, nausea, hypermagnesemia, hyperphosphatemia, elevated serum creatinine, candidiasis, and bladder irritability. Adverse reactions which occur in less than 1% of patients include: septicemia, ileus, vomiting, and thrombophlebitis. Death from sepsis has been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Renacidin (Citric Acid, Glucono-Delta-Lactone and Magnesium Carbonate Irrigation)

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration


You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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