ethacrynate sodium - injection, Edecrin (cont.)
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It should not be injected into a muscle or under the skin because pain and irritation at the injection site may occur. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment.If you use this drug too close to bedtime, you may need to wake up to urinate. Therefore, it is best to take this medication at least 4 hours before your bedtime. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about your dosing schedule.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication is expected to increase urination.Blurred vision, dizziness, loss of appetite, stomach upset, headache, or weakness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.This medication may lead the loss of too much body water and minerals (including potassium), causing dehydration. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious symptoms of dehydration or mineral loss: muscle cramps/weakness, confusion, severe dizziness, drowsiness, unusual dry mouth/thirst, nausea/vomiting, fast/irregular heartbeat, unusual decrease in the amount of urine, fainting, seizures.Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bleeding/bruising, black/bloody stools, severe watery diarrhea, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), ringing in the ear, feeling of spinning (vertigo), hearing loss, sudden loss of consciousness, pain/redness/new swelling of arms/legs, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing eyes/skin.Get medical help right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, vision changes.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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