If unwanted side effects occur, or if fluid retention cannot be controlled sufficiently with Edecrin, alternatives to the medication are available. Common alternatives include lifestyle changes, such as becoming more active or limiting your salt and fluid intake, or trying another diuretic. Medications that can be considered as alternatives to Edecrin include metolazone, amiloride, hydrochlorothiazide, and bumetanide.
Edecrin® (ethacrynic acid) is a prescription medicine used for treating fluid retention. The drug is generally effective in treating the condition, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not completely control fluid retention. Fortunately, several alternatives to Edecrin are available.
Alternatives for Edecrin when treating fluid retention (also known as edema) include:
- Limiting your salt and fluid intake
- Wearing support stockings to reduce fluid retention in the legs
- Becoming more active (avoiding sitting or standing in the same position for too long)
- Taking another diuretic medication, such as: