4th November 2019

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What are the 4 types of kidney stones?

There are four main types of kidney stones
  • Calcium stones are the most common type of kidney stones.
  • Uric acid stones form when your urine is often too acidic.
  • Struvite stones can happen when you have certain types of urinary tract infections in which bacteria make ammonia that builds up in your urine.

Thereof, what medicine is prescribed for kidney stones?

Medications to help pass kidney stones. Certain medications can improve your chances of passing a stone if you are experiencing an active stone episode. The most commonly used medication is tamsulosin (Flomax). Other similar medications used for this purpose include alfuzosin, nifedipine, doxazosin, and terazosin.