Citrus juices and Urocit -K will alkalinize the UT and increase the amount of citrates excreted. Both results are likely to be helpful in reducing the frequency of oxalate stones. But, was the therapy determined after chemical study of a 24-hour urine specimen or was a it shoot-from-the-hip conjecture? Few urologists use, or are qualified to interpret, such studies. If the study was short-circuited, more effective therapies might have been overlooked. It's even possible to do harm by prescribing arbitrarily. For instance, the UT can become too alkaline and begin produce more
In my case in 2004, heavy doses of Urocit-K designed to dissolve uric acid stones induced a CD flare that lasted almost one year. I'm not saying the stuff is evil. Actually, I wish I had a physician that would carefully prescribe an appropriately small dose for me. But, I do urge you to be careful of the stuff. BTW, Dr. Leslie has suggested that patients with GI problems often tolerate a particular liquid citrate drug--I forget what it's called--better than Urocit-K.
I hope this stone offers little resistance!
, Diabetes T2
, Chronic Kidney Disease
, Chronic Pain, Kidney Stones
, Ureteral Strictures
, Reactive Arthritis
, Secondary hyperparathyroidism
, Vitamin D malabsorptionImuran
, Alka Seltzer Gold (for alkalinization), Low-dose Aspirin, Allopurinol, Oxycodone, Calcitriol, Amitriptylene