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Vitamin C toxicity causes kidney stones composed of Calcium or Uric Acid?

First Aid = Calcium
Goljan Rapid Review = Uric Acid:confused:
 

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It definitely causes calcium oxalate stones. As I remember, it improves oxalate absorption.

I think it may also cause uric acid stones, because it acidifies urine, but I didn't read this before.
 

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wait wait wait
Sorry for the mistake
I thought you are talking about Vit D

For vitamin C, it's definitely uric acid stones as it acidify the urine
but am not sure about the calcium oxalate stones
 

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I rechecked, Davidson's medicine says it causes Oxalate stones "Daily intakes of more than 1 g/day have been reported to cause diarrhoea and the formation of renal oxalate stones". As I said I don't know why for sure.

As for uric acid stones, cranberry juice and vitamine c cause acidification of urine, theoritically this will pricipitate any other acidic substances (including urate) and increase solubility of alkali.
 

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So I guess means the better answer for which stone caused by vitamin C toxicity would be oxalate stone?

Between, this is a question a came across on USMLE Rx. And they had both oxalate and uric acid stone as the questions options.
 

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So I guess means the better answer for which stone caused by vitamin C toxicity would be oxalate stone?

Between, this is a question a came across on USMLE Rx. And they had both oxalate and uric acid stone as the questions options.
So did they say, which answer is correct !
 
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