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Medications for Edema

Other names: Ankle Swelling; Dropsy

About 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.

Drugs used to treat Edema

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
furosemide 6.8 70 reviews
Rx C N X

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

Lasix 6.4 36 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: furosemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

hydrochlorothiazide 7.2 13 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Brand names:  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

spironolactone 6.8 13 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Brand names:  Aldactone, CaroSpir

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

Aldactazide 9.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aldactone 9.0 3 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

bumetanide 7.7 11 reviews
Rx C N X

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

Bumex 9.0 6 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: bumetanide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

metolazone 8.0 4 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metolazone systemic

Brand name:  Zaroxolyn

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Demadex 10 1 review
Rx B N X

Generic name: torsemide systemic

Drug class: loop diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

torsemide 7.0 3 reviews
Rx B N X

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 / triamterene 6.5 15 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Brand names:  Maxzide, Dyazide, Maxzide-25

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Esidrix Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Maxzide 10 2 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Microzide Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

pamabrom 3.6 9 reviews
OTC N N

Generic name: pamabrom systemic

Brand names:  Diurex Water Capsules, Aqua-Ban, Diurex Aquagels

Drug class: miscellaneous diuretics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

triamterene 6.9 7 reviews
Rx C N X

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, Prescribing Information

Zaroxolyn 8.0 3 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: metolazone systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Aquazide H Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

chlorthalidone 4.0 3 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: chlorthalidone systemic

Drug class: thiazide diuretics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Dyazide 9.0 1 review
Rx C N X

Generic name: hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene systemic

Drug class: potassium sparing diuretics with thiazides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

hydrochlorothiazide / spironolactone 9.0 1 review
Rx C N X

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

CaroSpir Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: spironolactone systemic

Drug class: potassium-sparing diuretics, aldosterone receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Diamox 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

acetazolamide 8.6 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: acetazolamide systemic

Brand names:  Diamox, Diamox Sequels

Drug class: carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, carbonic anhydrase inhibitor anticonvulsants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Learn more about Edema

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Symptoms and treatments

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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