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Ethacrynic acid is a type of diuretic used for the treatment of fluid retention. It works by increasing the amount of salt and water that is removed from the blood, which causes a decrease in blood volume. The medication comes in tablet form, and is usually taken once or twice a day. Side effects can include nausea, electrolyte imbalance, headache, and hearing problems.
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Hearing problems
- High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)