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Side Effects of Ethacrynic Acid

There are many possible side effects of ethacrynic acid, including trouble swallowing, loss of appetite, headache, and nausea. Although side effects are, in most cases, minor and do not require medical attention, some serious problems may need to be reported to your healthcare provider. Let your healthcare provider know if you experience serious ethacrynic acid side effects, such as severe diarrhea, fainting spells, or an allergic reaction.

Side Effects of Ethacrynic Acid: An Overview

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with ethacrynic acid (Edecrin®). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, possible side effects with ethacrynic acid. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of ethacrynic acid side effects with you.)

Reported Side Effects of Ethacrynic Acid

Ethacrynic acid has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
Some of the reported ethacrynic acid side effects include:
  • Loss of appetite
  • General ill feeling (malaise)
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Chills.
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Ethacrynic Acid (Edecrin)

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