Edecrin (Ethacrynic acid)


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Ethacrynic acid

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Edecrin, also known as ethacrynic acid, is indicated for the following:

  • Treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and renal disease, including the nephrotic syndrome.
  • Short-term management of ascites due to malignancy, idiopathic edema, and lymphedema.
  • Short-term management of hospitalized pediatric patients, other than infants, with congenital heart disease or the nephrotic syndrome.


  • Take this medication by mouth after a meal as directed by your healthcare provider, usually once or twice a day. 
  • If taken too close to bedtime, it may lead to waking up to urinate. It is best to take this medication at least 4 hours before bedtime. Consult your healthcare provider if you have questions about your dosing schedule.
  • The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment. To reduce the risk of side effects, your healthcare provider may direct you to start this medication at a low dose and gradually increase your dose. 
  • Some people may be directed to take this medication every other day or only when needed. Follow your healthcare provider’s directions carefully.
  • If your healthcare provider has directed you to take this medication on a regular schedule, take it regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. 
  • Communicate with your healthcare provider about your progress and any concerns.

Common Side Effects: 

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Stomach upset
  • Mild weakness/tiredness
  • Diarrhea 

Serious Side Effects:

  • Symptoms of dehydration or electrolyte imbalance, such as unusual dry mouth/thirst, unusual decreased urination, muscle cramps/weakness, slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, or confusion.
  • Allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, blood in the urine or stools, irregular heartbeat, and unusually weak or tired feelings.

Inform your healthcare provider  immediately if you experience any serious side effects. Additionally, seek prompt medical attention if symptoms of allergic reaction occur.

Not everyone experiences side effects from Edecrin, and many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. However, if you have concerns about the potential side effects of Edecrin, discuss them with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance.

Edecrin may cause serious side effects. Consult a healthcare provider before taking any drug, changing any diet, or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Lithium generally should not be given with diuretics like Edecrin.

Before taking Edecrin, inform your healthcare provider if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.

The electrolyte excretion pattern of ethacrynic acid varies from that of other diuretics. Monitor electrolyte levels while taking Edecrin.

Consult with a healthcare provider for personalized advice and to discuss any potential warnings and precautions related to the use of Edecrin.

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Ethacrynic acid

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Strength(s): 25mg
Quantities Available: 100


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