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Medications for Ascites

Drugs associated with Ascites

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Ascites: 

An excess of fluid in the peritoneal cavity (membrane lining of the abdomen). This is typically caused by liver disease.

Disorders that may be associated with ascites include:

  • cirrhosis
  • hepatitis
  • portal vein thrombosis (clots in the veins of the liver)
  • constrictive pericarditis
  • congestive heart failure
  • liver cancer
  • protein losing enteropathy
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • pancreatitis
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furosemide Rx C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Brand name:  Lasix

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Lasix Rx C N X Add review
9.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Aldactazide Rx C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

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Bumex Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: bumetanide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Generic name: torsemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Generic name: triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

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hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone Rx C N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactazide

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

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Midamor Rx B N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: amiloride systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

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Generic name: triamterene systemic

Brand name:  Dyrenium

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

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torsemide Rx B N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Brand name:  Demadex

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Generic name: bumetanide systemic

Brand name:  Bumex

Drug class: loop diuretics

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amiloride Rx B N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: amiloride systemic

Brand name:  Midamor

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

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Sodium Edecrin Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethacrynic acid systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Edecrin Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: ethacrynic acid systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Generic name: ethacrynic acid systemic

Brand names:  Sodium Edecrin, Edecrin

Drug class: loop diuretics

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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