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Brand name: Edecrin TM

Active ingredients: etacrynic acid

What it is used for

EDECRIN is indicated for the treatment of oedema when urgent diuresis by a potent saluretic-diuretic agent with rapid onset of action is essential (congestive heart failure; pulmonary oedema; renal oedema; hepatic cirrhosis with ascites; oedema due to other causes). Paediatric Indications: EDECRIN tablets have been found useful in patients of the paediatric age group with nephrotic syndrome. This experience has generally been limited to short term therapy in hospitalised patients resistant to other therapy. Paediatric patients with congenital heart disease also have responded to EDECRIN. EDECRIN should not be given to infants under two years of age.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White capsule-shaped tablet, scored and engraved "VRX 205" on one side, other side engraved "EDECRIN".

Food interactions

For the active ingredient etacrynic acid

  • Take with food to reduce irritation.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient etacrynic acid

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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