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How do medications treat kidney stones?

Your doctor may recommend different medications depending on the type of kidney stone you have. You may be given medicine to help the stone pass. Some medicines that you will take regularly can limit the presence of certain minerals in your kidneys, while others help to balance the acidity in your urine. If your kidney stones cause recurrent urinary tract infections, you might take antibiotics to prevent further infections.

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