Acetohydroxamic acid (By mouth)

Introduction

Acetohydroxamic Acid (a-seet-oh-hye-drox-AM-ik AS-id)

Used to prevent kidney stones. Is used in combination with an antibiotic medicine when you have urinary tract infection.

Brand Name(s)

Lithostat

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

How to Use This Medicine

Tablet

  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
  • It is best to take this medicine on an empty stomach.

If a dose is missed:

  • You must use this medicine on a fixed schedule. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you miss a dose.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine

  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Tell your doctor if you are using any vitamin or mineral supplements, especially those that contain iron.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Drinking alcohol while you are using this medicine might cause your skin to become flushed (redness, warmth, and tingling). Call your doctor if the reaction lasts longer than 30 minutes, or if the symptoms are severe.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding, or if you have a history of kidney disease, anemia, or any other problems with your blood.
  • Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Chest pain, shortness of breath.
  • Dark urine, decrease in how much or how often you urinate.
  • Fast or pounding heartbeat.
  • Redness or pain in your leg.
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
  • Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Anxiety, depression, or fatigue.
  • Hair loss.
  • Headache.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite.
  • Nervousness, or shakiness.
  • Upset stomach.
  • Warmth, tingling, or redness in your face, neck, arms, or upper chest.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 8/4/2014

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