Riverside Community Hospital
diuretics, edema, heart failure, renal insufficiency
Cardiology | Chemicals and Drugs | Emergency Medicine | Organic Chemicals
Ethacrynic acid is a loop diuretic that gained FDA approval for widespread use in 1967. Unlike other loop diuretics, ethacrynic acid is a novel drug due to the absence of a sulfonamide group in its structure, allowing its use in critically ill patients with life-threatening sulfa-allergies. In adults, ethacrynic acid is a choice for the relief of edema in patients with renal failure, congestive heart failure, and cirrhotic ascites in the setting of sulfonamide hypersensitivity and treatment-resistant pathologies.
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Aribo C, Ng DK. Ethacrynic Acid. [Updated 2020 Jun 9]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK558988/