ACETOHYDROXAMIC ACID - ORAL
PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION: (a-SEET-oh-HYE-drox-AM-ik AS-id)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Lithostat
GENERIC NAME(S): acetohydroxamic acid
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 ACETOHYDROXAMIC ACID - ORAL
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.
IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.