Ethacrynic Acid Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Check your blood pressure regularly. Ask your doctor or health care professional what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact him or her. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar as directed. Do not stop taking your medicine unless your doctor tells you to.
You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluids you need to drink each day. You must not get dehydrated.
This medication can make you feel confused, dizzy or lightheaded. Drinking alcohol can make this worse. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine 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:
large, flat, blue or purplish patches in the skin
loss of appetite
painful knees and ankles
pains in stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pinpoint red spots on skin
raised red swellings on the skin, the buttocks, legs, or ankles
unpleasant breath odor
vomiting of blood
yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not determined
black, tarry stools
blood in urine
cool, pale skin
cough or hoarseness
fever with or without chills
flushed, dry skin
fruit-like breath odor
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
lower back, side, or stomach pain
painful or difficult urination
shortness of breath
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
swelling of the feet or lower legs
unexplained weight loss
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
watery and severe diarrhea
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:
Symptoms of overdose
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
increase in heart rate
muscle cramps or pain
numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in the hands or feet
weakness and heaviness of the legs
Some side effects 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
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in ears
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
feeling of fullness in the ears
general feeling of discomfort or illness
sensation of spinning
stomach soreness or discomfort
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.