Kidney Stones - Home Treatment
Home treatment—drinking more fluids and taking pain medicine—is often the only thing
you need to do when passing a
When you are
passing a kidney stone, you need to drink enough water to
keep your urine light yellow or clear like water, about 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. If you have kidney, heart, or liver disease and are on
fluid restrictions, talk with your doctor before drinking more fluids.
Use pain medicine
Medicine you can buy without a
prescription, such as
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may relieve
your pain. NSAIDs include aspirin and ibuprofen (such as Advil and Motrin).
Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. Your doctor can prescribe stronger pain medicine if needed.