acetohydroxamic acid - oral, Lithostat
GENERIC NAME: ACETOHYDROXAMIC ACID - ORAL (a-SEET-oh-HYE-drox-AM-ik AS-id)
BRAND NAME(S): Lithostat
USES: This medication is used with antibiotics and/or surgery to treat types of bladder infections that are caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria cause the level of ammonia in the urine to become too high. This effect can lead to a certain type of kidney stone (struvite). This medication works by stopping the bacteria from making the ammonia. The decreased levels of ammonia can slow the growth of the kidney stones and make the antibiotic work better on your infection.
HOW TO USE: Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using acetohydroxamic acid and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach, usually 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Do not take more than 1500 milligrams a day.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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