Edecrin Drug Information
Edecrin® (ethacrynic acid) is a drug used to treat water retention (edema) caused by various conditions, including:
This prescription medication can also be used to treat fluid retention in the abdominal cavity (known medically as ascites). Because Edecrin is a strong diuretic, it is usually reserved for serious situations when a large amount of fluid needs to be removed from the body. This medicine comes in tablet form and is usually taken once or twice a day.
Some of the most common side effects of Edecrin include:
- Electrolyte imbalance
Prior to beginning treatment with Edecrin, review the drug's safety info with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as diabetes or liver disease.
(For more information on this drug, click Edecrin. Topics discussed in this full-length article include dosing tips, other potential side effects, and safety issues to be aware of while using it.)