People who take too much of this medicine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Low electrolytes (especially low potassium, chloride, and sodium).
If you happen to overdose on ethacrynic acid, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Edecrin Overdose for more information.)
Ethacrynic acid should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should also be kept in an airtight container.
Keep ethacrynic acid and all medications out of the reach of children.
If you do not take your ethacrynic acid as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with normal dosing. Do not take a double dose.
Currently, there is no generic ethacrynic acid licensed for sale. Even though the patent for the medication expired quite a while ago, no manufacturers have chosen to make a generic version. This is common in older medications that are rarely used.
Ethacrynic acid is made by Aton Pharma.
Ethacrynic acid is available in one strength -- Ethacrynic Acid 25 mg tablets.
Injectable ethacrynic acid is also available for use in hospitals. This form is called Sodium Edecrin® (ethacrynate sodium).