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
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White capsule-shaped tablet, scored and engraved "VRX 205" on one side, other side engraved "EDECRIN".
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 is subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Phamaceutical 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.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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