The composition and release form. A synthetic drug. The active agent ethacrynic acid. Release:
1) tablets (1 tablet of 50 mg etakrinova acid) in a package of 20 pieces; 2) capsules containing 0.05 g of sodium salt of the drug, which dissolve in isotonic sodium chloride solution or glucose (20 ml).
Medicinal properties. Has a diuretic effect, increases the excretion of urine sodium ions, chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium; lowers blood pressure.
Indications for use. Edema of different origin, high blood pressure.
Application rules. The dose is determined individually, taking into account the severity of violations of water-electrolyte balance, the severity of the patient.
The daily dose for oral administration and intravenous: 1.2 to 2 mg/kg
Inside take in 1 or 2 doses (at 9 and 12 hours after eating.
The side effects. Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, decreased blood pressure, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, dizziness, headache, muscle weakness. With long-term use possible hypokalemia, alkalosis.
Contraindications. Anuria, severe violations of water-electrolyte balance, increased sensitivity to the drug.
Special instructions. If you experience diarrhea or signs of dehydration receiving the drug should be discontinued.