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.
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, unusual hair loss, or loss of appetite may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/pounding heartbeat, unusual tiredness, weakness, dark urine, mental/mood changes (e.g., nervousness, depression), shaking (tremor).Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: pain/redness/swelling of arms or legs, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: trouble breathing, chest pain.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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