Scientists found that antibiotics in the form of oral means seriously increases the risk of developing kidney stones.
That is why the antibiotics associated with kidney stone disease and several other dangerous diseases, reports Rus.Media.
The scientists know that antibiotics can affect the formation of kidney stones, are not yet able to find the exact reason why this happens. However, the new data allow scientists to conclude that oral antibiotics play a role in the development of this disorder. In this case, the disease began to appear in children, and such experience physicians almost never encountered.
“The overall prevalence of kidney stones over the last 30 years has increased by 70%, especially among teenagers and young women. Given that children are prescribed antibiotics more often than adults, we believe it is possible to talk about the impact of these drugs on stone formation in the kidneys,” said in this regard, the study leader Gregory Tasian, a doctor at Children’s hospital of Philadelphia.
A group of experts, guided by observations, analyzed previous effect of antibiotics on nearly 26 000 patients with kidney stones and spustila the data obtained with information about 260 thousand patients without kidney stones. The analysis confirmed several types of oral antibiotics are associated with the occurrence of kidney disease. In addition, even several years after antibiotic use, the risk of stone formation in the kidneys was slightly decreased, but still remained significantly higher than in all other cases.
“We have identified five classes of antibiotics were oral sulfates, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, nitrofurantoin and penicillins broad-spectrum. Patients who received sulfamide drugs, had 2 times higher risk of formation of kidney stones. In patients who have received broad-spectrum penicillins, the risk was increased by 27%,” — said the authors.