Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “KIDNEY STONES“ to remember about Drugs Causing Kidney Stones
Mnemonic : KIDNEY STONES
K – Ketoconazole: Kidney stones can develop with prolonged use of this antifungal medication.
I – Indinavir: In patients taking indinavir for HIV, kidney stones may form as a side effect.
D – Diamox (Acetazolamide): Diamox can lead to kidney stone formation due to its effects on acid-base balance.
N – Naproxen: Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like naproxen can contribute to kidney stone formation.
E – Ephedrine: Ephedrine-containing supplements may increase the risk of kidney stones in susceptible individuals.
Y – (blank)
S – Sulfadiazine: Sulfadiazine, an antibiotic, is known to promote the development of kidney stones.
T – Triamterene: This diuretic medication can increase the likelihood of kidney stone formation.
O – Orlistat: Kidney stones have been reported in some users of the weight loss drug orlistat.
N – Nelfinavir: Like indinavir, nelfinavir, used in HIV treatment, can also lead to kidney stone formation.
E – Ethosuximide: Ethosuximide, an anticonvulsant, may contribute to the development of kidney stones.
S – Sulfasalazine: Kidney stones are a potential side effect of sulfasalazine, used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
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