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Ethacrynic Acid

(eth-uh-KRIN-ik)

Ethacrynic acid (Edecrin®) belongs to a class of medications known as loop diuretics. It is used to treat high blood pressure by reducing the amount of water in the body. It works by acting on the kidneys to increase the flow of urine. Ethacrynic acid can be given as a tablet, by injection, or your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid.

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If Your Child Misses a Dose

Possible Side Effects of Medication

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Last Updated: 12/2013