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Medications for Edema

Drugs associated with Edema

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

What is Edema: The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid in the intercellular tissue spaces of the body, usually applied to demonstrable accumulation of excessive fluid in the subcutaneous tissues. Oedema may be localised, due to venous or lymphatic obstruction or to increased vascular permeability or it may be systemic due to heart failure or renal disease. Collections of oedema fluid are designated according to the site, for example ascites.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Lasix Rx C N X 20 reviews
7.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
furosemide Rx C N X 38 reviews
7.0

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Brand name:  Lasix

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydrochlorothiazide Rx B N X 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Brand names:  HydroDIURIL, Esidrix, Microzide, Aquazide H

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aldactazide Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
spironolactone Rx C N X 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactone

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aldactone Rx C N X 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Demadex Rx B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Bumex Rx C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: bumetanide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene Rx C N X 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Brand names:  Dyazide, Maxzide, Maxzide-25

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
HydroDIURIL Rx B N X Add review
10

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
bumetanide Rx C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bumetanide systemic

Brand name:  Bumex

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dyazide Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Maxzide Rx C N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
metolazone Rx B N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: metolazone systemic

Brand names:  Zaroxolyn, Mykrox

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zaroxolyn Rx B N X 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: metolazone systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
torsemide Rx B N X 2 reviews
10

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Brand name:  Demadex

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone Rx C N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Brand name:  Aldactazide

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Esidrix Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Microzide Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
triamterene Rx C N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: triamterene systemic

Brand name:  Dyrenium

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Diamox Rx C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Aquazide H Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Dyrenium Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Diuril Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: chlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
chlorthalidone Rx B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: chlorthalidone systemic

Brand name:  Thalitone

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
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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.

Synonym(s): Ankle Swelling; Dropsy

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