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Kidney Stones: Medicines That Increase Your Risk
Some medicines make it more likely that you will develop a specific type of kidney stone.
Medicines that make you more likely to develop calcium stones include:
- Loop diuretics, such as furosemide and acetazolamide.
- Some antacids.
- Glucocorticoids, such as dexamethasone.
Vitamins C and D can increase your risk of calcium stones when you take more than the daily recommendations.
Uric acid stones
Medicines that make you more likely to develop uric acid stones include:
- Thiazides, such as hydrochlorothiazide.
- Aspirin products (salicylates).
- Gout medicine, such as probenecid.
Medicines that actually make stones
Some medicines will result in your body making kidney stones. These include:
- Potassium-sparing diuretics, such as triamterene.
- Antivirals, such as acyclovir.
- Protease inhibitors, such as indinavir.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology|
|Last Revised||April 28, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: April 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
Tushar J. Vachharajani, MD, FASN, FACP - Nephrology
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