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Edecrin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- What are the possible side effects of ethacrynic acid
- What is the most important information I should know about ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- How should I take ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Edecrin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Edecrin)?
- What should I avoid while taking ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- What other drugs will affect ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Edecrin)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Edecrin)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include ringing in your ears, loss of appetite, weakness, dizziness, confusion, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
Avoid becoming dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink while you are taking ethacrynic acid.
What other drugs will affect ethacrynic acid (Edecrin)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- digoxin (Lanoxin);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- other diuretics, especially furosemide (Lasix) or torsemide (Demadex);
- blood pressure medicines;
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- cancer medicine such as cisplatin (Platinol), carboplatin (Paraplatin), or oxiplatin (Eloxatin);
- a cephalosporin antibiotic such as Ceclor, Ceftin, Duricef, Keflex, Omnicef, Spectracef, and others;
- salicylates such as aspirin, Disalcid, Doan's Pills, Dolobid, Salflex, Tricosal, and others;
- NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Voltaren), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), nabumetone (Relafen), etodolac (Lodine), and others; or
- amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin), netilmicin (Netromycin), streptomycin, tobramycin (Nebcin, Tobi).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ethacrynic acid. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ethacrynic acid.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Edecrin Information
- Edecrin Drug Interactions Center: ethacrynic acid oral
- Edecrin Side Effects Center
- Edecrin Overview including Precautions
- Edecrin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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