Fast Five Quiz: Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)

Vecihi Batuman, MD


May 12, 2021

According to AUA guidelines, the following are recommended:

  • Patients with recurrent calcium stones and low or relatively low urinary citrate levels should be offered potassium citrate therapy.

  • Acetohydroxamic acid should be offered to patients with residual or recurrent struvite stones only after surgical options have been exhausted.

  • Allopurinol should not be offered as a first-line therapy to patients with uric acid stones.

  • Thiazide diuretics should be offered to patients with high or relatively high urine calcium and recurrent calcium stones.

Read more about medications used in the treatment of renal calculi.

This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape Drugs & Diseases article Nephrolithiasis.

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