Mission Pharmacal Company | Acetohydroxamic acid – oral (Medication)
Acetohydroxamic acid – oral: Indications
Acetohydroxamic Acid, a synthetic drug derived from hydroxylamine and ethyl acetate, is similar in structure to urea. In the urine, it acts as an antagonist of the bacterial enzyme urease. Acetohydroxamic Acid has no direct antimicrobial action and does not acidify urine directly. It is used, in addition to antibiotics or medical procedures, to treat chronic urea-splitting urinary infections.
This medication is prescribed with antibiotics and/or surgery to treat types of bladder infections that are caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria cause the level of ammonia in the urine to become too high. This effect can lead to a certain type of kidney stone. This medication works by stopping the bacteria from making the ammonia. The decreased levels of ammonia can slow the growth of the kidney stones and make the antibiotic work better on your infection….
Acetohydroxamic acid – oral: Side Effects
Side effects of this drug include: headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, unusual hair loss, or loss of appetite may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/pounding heartbeat, unusual tiredness, weakness, dark urine, mental/mood changes, shaking.
Your doctor should be informed immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: pain/redness/swelling of arms or legs, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat).
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: trouble breathing, chest pain. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare….
Acetohydroxamic acid – oral: Precaution
This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. This drug may pass into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant, therefore consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Before using acetohydroxamic acid, inform your doctor if you have kidney disease, a history of blood clot or stroke, hemolytic anemia (a lack of red blood cells), or a weak immune system.
Avoid alcoholic beverages while taking this medication because alcohol with acetohydroxamic acid may cause a skin reaction (e.g., flushing, redness, warmth, tingling). The reaction usually appears 30 to 45 minutes after having alcohol and disappears 30 to 60 minutes later….