Lithostat

Drug List

Lithostat

Drug Name

Lithostat (Acetohydroxamic acid)

Manufactured By

Mission Pharmacal Company

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Treats Disease/Condition

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

Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach, usually 3 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

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. Tell your doctor right away 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 right away 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.

Drug Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: iron-containing products taken by mouth (e.g., supplements, multivitamins).

In Case of Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include: loss of appetite, weakness, unusual tiredness, nausea, vomiting, shaking (tremor). If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of Lithostat, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Storage

Store Lithostat at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) in a tightly sealed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Lithostat out of the reach of children and away from pets