What is Cystinuria?

Cystinuria is a genetic disease where cystine, a xxx, isn't properly absorbed in the kidneys, resulting in too much cystine in the urine. The excess cystine can also form crystals or stones in the kidney or bladder, and cystinuria is a cause of persistent kidney stones.

Treatment can involve drinking lots of water, nutritional supplements, and dietary changes. If this isn't effective, medications like penicillamine (Depen, Cuprimine) or tiopronin (Thiola) can also help prevent kidney stones.

Popular Cystinuria Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antirheumatics 1,177 See Prices
Antirheumatics 7,639 See Prices
Antirheumatics 1,585 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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