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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Edecrin (Overview)

Edecrin is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


Dr. Krishna Kumar
7 doctors shared insights

Edecrin (Overview)

Edecrin is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart failure drug, cardiovascular drug).


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Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): There are no reported problems with Edecrin (also known as ethacrynic acid). As a diuretic, it could result in dehydration after prolonged exposure to sun. Also it could cause a rash, which may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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Why is edecrin (ethacrynic acid) so expensive?

Supply / demand: Few folks take Ethacrynic Acid any more. Perhaps your physician can suggest a cheaper diuretic. ...Read more

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What is a less expensive alternative to edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Options based on you: Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is a type of medication that helps kidneys get rid of salt water, a diuretic. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid) is often prescribed to patients with sulfa allergies and fluid retention or high blood pressure. The possible allergy to other medications is the most common reason to try this medication. If it is too expensive and you have not had a severe reaction to the other diuretics talk to your doctor about trying. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause a reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Not usually: Edecrin is the only loop diuretic that is not sulfa based ( lasix, (furosemide) bumex, torsemide, ). The sulfa based drugs can cause a red rash in sunlight. Edecrin typically does not have this reaction in the sun. Beware of long term exposure since the drug is more associated with hearing loss than the other drugs in its class. ...Read more

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Does being in the sunlight cause an bad reaction with edecrin (ethacrynic acid)?

Edecrin (ethacrynic acid): There are no reported problems with Edecrin (also known as ethacrynic acid). As a diuretic, it could result in dehydration after prolonged exposure to sun. Also it could cause a rash, which may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. ...Read more

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My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin,Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

My Renal Dr prescribed guanFacine for my Hypertension. I have LVhypertrophy. Leary of new meds. On Edecrin,Bystolic (nebivolol). Would Cozar be better to take?

Medications: without knowing your complete medical history and laboratories that would be impossible for us to say. The person most qualified is your doctor. This is a question to ask him. There is no harm in asking about alternative medications, he may have already tried you on a similar medication or your renal disease is such that he does not want to use an ARB with you. Ask him, he will give you reason ...Read more

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Dr. Janet Serle
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Ethacrynic Acid (Definition)

Ethacrynic acid is a loop affecting water pill/diuretic which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more