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Your Guide to Common Medications for Kidney Stones and Stone Pain

Your Guide to Common Medications for Kidney Stones and Stone Pain
Medically Reviewed by our Medical Advisory Board
July 21st, 2022

If you’re dealing with a small kidney stone (6mm or smaller), your urologist may have prescribed oral medication, as part of your Medical Expulsive Therapy (MET). Here’s how each of these works to support your stone passing process.

Flomax — Otherwise known as tamsulosin, it is an alpha blocker that relaxes the muscles in your ureter. By reducing the number of spasms in your ureter, Flomax can help to reduce your stone-related pain as well.

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