¿Qué es Edema?

Edema is the swelling of body tissues. It can occur anywhere around the body and is caused by fluid buildup. Fluid buildup can result from heart failure, kidney disease, and cirrhosis.

Treatment for edema includes medication, reducing intake of salt, wearing compression stockings, and keeping legs raised. Common drug classes used to treat edema include corticosteroids, loop diuretics, thiazide diuretics, potassium-sparing/thiazide diuretic combinations, thiazide-like diuretics, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, and potassium-sparing diuretics.

Puntos de ahorros para Edema

  • These 7 Medications Can Cause Puffy Legs and Ankles

    December 13, 2018

    Swelling, or edema, in the legs is a common side effect of medications. Either the medication is the primary cause of the swelling, or it’s making already swollen legs worse. If you notice that your shoes are tight or that you have puffy legs, consider when the swelling began and whether your medication is the culprit. 

    First, how do you determine the cause of swelling?

    Gradual swelling in your legs and feet might not be obvious, but if you have imprints from your socks or puffy legs, or you have what’s known as pitting edema (where you can make an indent in your leg with your thumb), those are all signs that you have some extra fluid in your limbs. See More

  • Recall: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Capsules

    November 10, 2015

    Generic manufacturer American Health Packaging has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (sometimes known as a “water pill”) used to treat water retention or high blood pressure.

    This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

  • Nighttime Leg Cramps: Meds That Hurt, Meds That Help

    May 02, 2012

    Nocturnal leg cramps are a common cause of pain in the legs that can disrupt sleep. They are present in nearly 50 percent of those over the age of 50. Leg cramps are characterized by sudden muscle tightness, most commonly in the foot, thigh, or calf, that may last from seconds to minutes. Forceful stretching of the affected muscles usually relieves these leg cramps. For some reason, the vast majority of people have these cramps only at night. See More

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Medicamentos de Edema Populares

Popularidad Nombre del Medicamento Clase de Medicamento Precio
Corticosteroids 4 See Prices
Thiazide Diuretics 6 See Prices
Loop Diuretics 4 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Clases de Medicamentos Edema

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