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Medications for Urinary Tract Stones

Other names: Bladder calculi; Bladder Stones; Renal calculi; Renal Tract Stones; Stones, bladder

About Urinary Tract Stones

Bladder stones are hard buildups of mineral that form in the urinary bladder. A kidney stone is a solid mass made up of tiny crystals. One or more stones can be in the kidney or ureter at the same time.

Drugs used to treat Urinary Tract Stones

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
tamsulosin Off-label 7.4 146 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: tamsulosin systemic

Drug class: antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

allopurinol Off-label 8.7 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: allopurinol systemic

Drug class: antigout agents, antihyperuricemic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

magnesium oxide Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Brand names:  Uro-Mag, Phillips' Cramp-free

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Bicitra Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / sodium citrate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

citric acid / potassium citrate 10 1 review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / potassium citrate systemic

Brand name:  Cytra-K

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

citric acid / sodium citrate 0.0 1 review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / sodium citrate systemic

Brand names:  Bicitra, Oracit, Cytra-2

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Cytra-K 10 1 review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / potassium citrate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Uro-Mag Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Oracit Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / sodium citrate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Phillips' Cramp-free Rate Add review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: magnesium oxide systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cytra-2 Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: citric acid / sodium citrate systemic

Drug class: minerals and electrolytes

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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