This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- kidney stones
- urinary tract infections
Brand Name(s): Lithostat
Generic Name: Acetohydroxamic Acid
Take the medicine on an empty stomach.
Empty stomach means waiting at least 2 hours after a meal.
This medicine is usually combined with another medicine to treat your condition.
This medicine will work best if you take it at about the same time every day.
Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.
Do not take vitamins or supplements containing iron within two hours of taking this medicine.
This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy.
Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take more than 6 pills in a day.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- hair loss
- nausea and vomiting
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding or bruising
- wheezing or difficulty breathing
- chest pain
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- fast or irregular heart beats
- sore throat
- unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
- dark urine
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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