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What causes ammonia smell in urine while on antibiotics for pain?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Hi my name is XXXXXXX I am 40yrs old today I noticed my urine smells like ammonia I take metformin, Cozaar, levothyroxin, atenolol, iron sulfate, omperzole, wellbutrin, carbazipime, orthotrycycline lo and celebrex for pain do I need to call my doctor
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Answered by Dr. Manuel C See IV (34 minutes later)
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A strong smell in the urine can be percieved as an ammonia smell. It is a non specific symptom and may be due to multiple factors such as dehydration, consumption of foods rich in protein (meats), green leafy vegetables. It may also be a sign of urinary tract infection and kidney stones.

I suggest to drink plenty of water and if the smell persists then You may need to submit a urine sample for a urinalysis to check if you have infection or stones.

I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: http://www.HealthcareMagic.com/doctors/dr-manuel-c-see-iv/66014 I would gladly help you. Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: Pls see detailed answer. Detailed Answer: Good day and thank you being with healthcare magic! A strong smell in the urine can be percieved as an ammonia smell. It is a non specific symptom and may be due to multiple factors such as dehydration, consumption of foods rich in protein (meats), green leafy vegetables. It may also be a sign of urinary tract infection and kidney stones. I suggest to drink plenty of water and if the smell persists then You may need to submit a urine sample for a urinalysis to check if you have infection or stones. I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications at: http://www.HealthcareMagic.com/doctors/dr-manuel-c-see-iv/66014 I would gladly help you. Best wishes.