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ethacrynate sodium - injection, Edecrin (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using ethacrynate sodium, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: severe kidney disease (inability to make urine-anuria), severe watery diarrhea.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, untreated mineral imbalance (e.g., sodium, potassium), gout.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.This drug can lower potassium/sodium levels in your blood. Your doctor may order you to increase your salt intake or eat foods high in potassium. Carefully follow the diet prescribed by your doctor. Do not change your salt intake without talking with your doctor first. Your doctor may prescribe a potassium supplement.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.If you have diabetes, this medication may infrequently make it harder to control your blood sugar. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and share the results with your doctor.Kidney function declines as you grow older. This medication is removed by the kidneys. Therefore, elderly people may be at greater risk for side effects while using this drug, especially dizziness and dehydration.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: cisapride, furosemide, digoxin, ginseng, medications for high blood pressure, lithium, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen), probenecid, drugs that can cause hearing or kidney problems (e.g., cisplatin), warfarin.Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products, diet aids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs such as ibuprofen for pain/fever reduction) because they may contain ingredients that could increase your blood pressure or cause swelling (edema). Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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