Antibiotic Use Linked to Increased Risk of Kidney Stones

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Women who take antibiotics for two months or longer are at increased risk of developing incident kidney stones later in life, suggests a study in American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

The researchers analyzed prospective data on female registered nurses enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) I and II cohorts. Among other medical history items, the women provided information on cumulative time they took antibiotics from age 20 to 39 and from age 40 to 49 (NHS II) or 40 to 59 (NHS I). Incident symptomatic kidney stones were elicited, along with further information about these episodes.