diuretic (trade name Edecrin) used to treat edema

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... Ethacrynic Acid (Edecrin®) is a diuretic (water or fluid pill). Diuretics increase the amount of urine passed, which causes the body to lose water and salt. Ethacrynic acid is a loop diuretic; "loop" refers to the part of the kidney where ethacrynic acid works. Ethacrynic acid is given as a diuretic in conditions that make the body retain water and produce swelling (edema), like heart failure, liver or kidney problems. It is not a cure. Generic ethacrynic acid tablets are not yet available. ...
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