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Lithostat allergies: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) is used for patients who have chronic urea splitting bladder infections. It helps to prevent the buildup of large amounts of ammonia that can contribute to development of some types of kidney stones. See: http://www. Lithostat. Com. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more
See below: Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid), the only urease inhibitor available for urea-splitting urinary infections in association with struvite stones, is available again at pharmacies nationwide, according to the drug's marketer, mission pharmacal. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. Can anyone help?
Stone prevention: Citrate is the essential ingredient to prevent kidney stones. Sodium or potassium citrate is typically used for children, but is available only by prescription as polycitra or citrapH. Using lemon extract can work just as well. A child can take three tablespoons per day, added to any beverage. Knowing why stones form in your child is essential. Then targeted therapy can be added. ...Read more
My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. Why can't I get it now?
Don't know: Should be available from any pharmacy. They should be able to get it from their wholesaler if they don't have it in stock. Many pharmacies avoid having inventory of drugs or compounds when that particular pharmacy has had little demand. You will need a prescription and needs to taken under medical supervision due to possible side effects. Website: www. Lithostat. Com. Phone# 1-800-298-1087. ...Read more
My daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. How can I prevent them now?
Should I be concerned if my daughter used lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) to prevent kidney stones. I can't get it any more. Can anyone help?
Lithostat (acetohydroxamic acid) is still: Available from the resources that I can see. It is used to prevent struvate from causing kidney stones. I don't know why you can no longer get it. It seems to be available at all pharmacies. Check on www. Goodrx. Com. For discounts or coupons that are available at all pharmacies in the major chains. Also talk to the doctor that prescribes for ideas and look at www. Needymeds. Org where there is a pap. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more