General considerations for when and how to take ethacrynic acid include the following:
- Ethacrynic acid comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day. Sometimes it is taken every other day (or even less frequently).
- You can take ethacrynic acid with or without food.
- The medication should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level in your blood. However, some people do not need to take it every day.
- Because ethacrynic acid increases urination, it is best to take it in the morning (to avoid needing to get up to use the bathroom throughout the night), unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.
- For ethacrynic acid to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The medication will not work if you stop taking it.
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may currently be taking
- How you respond to ethacrynic acid.
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Ethacrynic Acid Dosing for more information.)
Ethacrynic acid can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Ethacrynic Acid).