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Edecrin Side Effects

Generic name: ethacrynic acid

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 28, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about ethacrynic acid. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Edecrin.

Applies to ethacrynic acid: oral tablet. Other dosage forms:

Serious side effects of Edecrin

Along with its needed effects, ethacrynic acid (the active ingredient contained in Edecrin) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking ethacrynic acid:


Incidence not determined

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking ethacrynic acid:

Symptoms of overdose

Other side effects of Edecrin

Some side effects of ethacrynic acid may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not determined

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to ethacrynic acid: intravenous powder for injection, oral tablet.


Frequency not reported: Anorexia, reversible hyperuricemia, hyperglycemia, acute gout, acute symptomatic hypoglycemia with convulsions, blood glucose increased, glucose tolerance test altered[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Abdominal discomfort or pain, dysphagia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, watery profuse diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, acute pancreatitis[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Deafness, tinnitus, vertigo with fullness in the ears, headache[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Malaise, fatigue, fever, chills[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, severe neutropenia, thrombocytopenia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Henoch Schonlein purpura, rash[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Urinary urate excretion decreased, hematuria[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Jaundice, abnormal liver function tests[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Apprehension, confusion[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Local irritation, local pain[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Blurred vision[Ref]


1. (2001) "Product Information. Edecrin (ethacrynic acid)." Merck & Co., Inc

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.