Acetohydroxamic acid helps prevent a build-up of ammonia in urine that can be caused by a bladder infection. Increased ammonia in urine can cause the growth of kidney stones.
Acetohydroxamic acid is used to keep urine ammonia levels low in people who have a certain type of chronic bladder infection.
Acetohydroxamic acid is not an antibiotic and will not treat the infection itself. This medicine is only part of a treatment program that may also include antibiotics to treat the infection, and surgery to remove kidney stones. Follow your doctor’s instructions very closely.
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
signs of a blood clot in your leg--pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs; or
signs of a red blood cell disorder--pale or yellowed skin, dark colored urine, fever, confusion or weakness.
Common side effects may include:
headache during the first 2 days of treatment;
skin rash, warmth, tingling or redness (especially if you drink alcohol while taking acetohydroxamic acid);
upset stomach, nausea, loss of appetite;
anxiety, tremors, nervousness; or