The use of Renacidin (citric acid, glucono-delta-lactone and magnesium carbonate irrigation) Irrigation in the treatment of renal calculi is contraindicated in patients with urinary tract infections. Urea-splitting bacteria reside within struvite and apatite stones which therefore serve as a source of infection. Dissolution therapy with Renacidin (citric acid, glucono-delta-lactone and magnesium carbonate irrigation) Irrigation in the presence of an infected urinary tract may lead to sepsis and death. Urine specimens should be obtained for culture prior to initiating chemolytic therapy of the renal pelvis. Appropriate antibiotic therapy should be instituted to treat any infection detected. A sterile urine must be present prior to initiating therapy. An infected stone can serve as a continual source for infection and, therefore, antibiotic therapy should be continued throughout the course of dissolution therapy. Renacidin (citric acid, glucono-delta-lactone and magnesium carbonate irrigation) Irrigation is contraindicated in the presence of demonstrable urinary tract extravasation.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/6/2007
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