Generic Name: Citric Acid, Magnesium Carbonate, and Glucono-Delta-Lactone (SI trik AS id, mag NEE see um KAR bo nate, and GLOO kon o DEL ta LAK tone)
Brand Name: Renacidin
Uses of Renacidin:
- It is used to treat kidney and bladder stones.
- It is used to prevent clogs in bladder catheters and tubes.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Renacidin?
- If you have an allergy to citric acid, magnesium carbonate, glucono-delta-lactone, or any other part of Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what
signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If urine is leaking from the urinary tract into other areas of the body.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check
to make sure that it is safe for you to take Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of
any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Renacidin?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Have your urine checked as you have been told by your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone)
while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Renacidin) best taken?
Use Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Do not take Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone) by mouth. It is for use as a bladder rinse only.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your
doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing;
tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue,
- Signs of a urinary tract infection (UTI) like blood in the urine, burning or pain when passing urine, feeling the need to pass urine often
or right away, fever, lower stomach pain, or pelvic pain.
- Signs of high magnesium levels like change in thinking clearly and with logic, feeling sluggish, slow movements, shortness of breath, upset
stomach, or very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Lower back or side pain.
- Cloudy or pink-red urine.
- Very bad bladder irritation.
What are some other side effects of Renacidin?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical
help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical
advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Renacidin?
- If you need to store Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone) at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your
pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Renacidin (citric acid, magnesium carbonate, and glucono-delta-lactone), please talk
with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
More about Renacidin (citric acid / glucono-delta-lactone / magnesium carbonate topical)
- Side Effects
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
- Drug class: sterile irrigating solutions
Editorial References and Review
Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.
Source: Drugs.com Renacidin (www.drugs.com/cdi/renacidin.html).