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Kidney Stones: Medicines That Increase Your Risk - Topic Overview

Some medicines make it more likely that you will develop a specific type of kidney stone.

Calcium stones

Medicines that make you more likely to develop calcium stones include:

  • Loop diuretics, such as furosemide and acetazolamide.
  • Some antacids.
  • Glucocorticoids, such as dexamethasone.
  • Theophylline.

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:

Medicines that actually make stones

Some medicines will result in your body making kidney stones. These include:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: May 02, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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