Treating certain types of chronic urinary infections (urea-splitting) in combination with surgery (for patients with stones) or antibiotic medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Lithostat is a urease inhibitor. It works by decreasing ammonia levels and pH in the urine. This helps antibiotics to work better and decreases kidney stone formation.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Lithostat . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Lithostat . However, no specific interactions with Lithostat are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Lithostat may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Lithostat as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Lithostat .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Anxiety; general body discomfort; hair loss; loss of appetite; mild headaches; nausea; nervousness; shakiness; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blood vessel inflammation; calf pain, swelling, or tenderness; dark urine; depression; emotional or mood changes; irregular heartbeat; severe nausea, vomiting, or fatigue; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of skin or eyes.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include anxiety; diminished sense of well-being; severe anxiety, nausea, or vomiting; sluggishness.Proper storage of Lithostat :
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.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Lithostat . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.