What is Edecrin?

Etacrynic acid (INN) or ethacrynic acid (USAN), trade name Edecrin, is a loop diuretic used to treat high blood pressure and the swelling caused by diseases like congestive heart failure, liver failure, and kidney failure.

Unlike the other loop diuretics, etacrynic acid is not a sulfonamide and thus, its use is not contraindicated in those with sulfa allergies.

Ethacrynic acid is a phenoxyacetic acid derivative containing a ketone group and a methylene group. A cysteine adduct is formed with the methylene group and this is the active form.

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microvessel spasmsI was recently diagnosed with microvessel heart spasms. Before I could get any more information my cardiologist moved & I...

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On high blood pressure medication. Before taking Nifedipine 90 mg bystolic 10 mg, and edecrin 25mg 1 and 1/2 pills a day, bp was 240/120 pulse 110...

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After reading your post it can be considered that the fainting attacks are due to low blood pressure.

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For the past month, I have had chronic constipation . I take verapamil and edecrin for the edema caused by the verapamil. My stools have been small...

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Yes, it can be urgent condition. The most neglecting symptom is tarry like stool which usually indicates bleeding...

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