Acetohydroxamic Acid

Where is Acetohydroxamic Acid used?

Acetohydroxamic Acid is used to treat some kinds of bladder infections that are caused by certain bacteria. This bacterium causes the level of ammonia in the urine to become too high. Through that, it can lead to struvite which is a type of kidney stone. This medication is used with antibiotics.

Acetohydroxamic Acid is also called AHA. It is indicated as an assistant to antimicrobial treatment in patients with chronic urea-splitting urinary infections. Treatment with this medicine may increase the chance of controlling your infection with antibiotics. It may help the treatment of your kidney stones. This medication is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

How does Acetohydroxamic Acid work?

Acetohydroxamic Acid works by preventing the bacteria from producing ammonia. The reduced levels of ammonia can slow the development of kidney stones. It makes the antibiotic work well on your infection. For it to enhance the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, it will lessen urinary ammonia and alkalinity. It allows an increased cure rate of infection stones. This medicine helps the effective antibiotic treatment of urea-splitting Proteus infections. This helps to decrease the risk of stone development in patients who were not candidates for medical removal of struvite stones.

How is Acetohydroxamic Acid taken?

The recommended dosage of this medication depends on your medical condition. This is to be taken by mouth without food. This is usually taken 3-4 times a day. Do not take more than 1500 milligrams a day.

Follow all the given instructions on your prescription label. Your doctor may sometimes change your dosage to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medication in smaller or larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

Take this medication until the full prescription is done or even if you have no symptoms of a bladder infection. This medication is not an antibiotic and will not treat a bacterial infection alone. Take your antibiotic medication as directed. Let your doctor know if your condition does not improve or if it gets worse.

What are the possible side effects of Acetohydroxamic Acid?

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Stomach upset
  • Unusual hair loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal heartbeat
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Dark urine
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Signs of infection (fever, persistent sore throat)

What are the precautions in taking Acetohydroxamic Acid?

  • Before using this treatment, tell your doctor if you have a medical history, allergies, or current medications.
  • Do not use this past the expiration date.
  • Before taking any vitamin or mineral supplement that contains iron, consult your doctor first.
  • Do not share this medication with another person even if they have the same symptoms as yours. Acetohydroxamic acid is for use only in people with a certain type of bladder infection.
  • Consult first your doctor before using this treatment if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman. This should only be used when needed.
  • If you missed taking a dose of this medicine, call your healthcare provider right away. Do not double the dose to catch up.
  • Keep this away from the reach of pets and children.