Drugs for pulmonary edema


Q: Doc., please what are the medications you can prescribe for Pulmonary Edema?

Symptoms:  Coughing, shortness of breath

A:   Thanks for consulting us. Pulmonary edema is a medical emergency and require good medical care from a experienced cardiologist/doctor. Pulmonary is edema is caused by variety of conditions and it could be Cardiogenic and Non-Cardiogenic. Pulmonary edema is due to increased capillary hydrostatic pressure secondary to elevated pulmonary venous pressure. Some of the causes are Acute myocardial infarction (MI) or ischemia, Myocarditis, Chronic valvular disease, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and mitral regurgitation, Cardiomyopathy, LV dysfunction, Severe anemia, Thyrotoxicosis, etc. Treatment depends on the causative factor. Drugs like Diuretics, Ionotropes, Nitrates, etc., are used in different combinations to treat the condition. So, it is very tricky situation and need expertise to estimate the situation and take a proper decision. In such situations, please consult Cardiologist or Critical care specialist with cardiology experience for proper management. Have a good day.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi...I amm 37 male...was detected with Vitamin D Deficiency Level is only 8.....Doc gave me DV 60k once a week for tw...

Q: I need my MRI results to be looked at, do i have MS is it possible?

Q: My wife is 52 and generally healthy. She recently became confused at a Walmart and could not figure out how to get to...

Q: Hyperextended my knee two days ago and have been in pain. Knee locked up on me last night when trying to stand up fro...

Q: I have idiopathic cranial hypertension and I have a trip planned for Cusco and Machu Picchu. Is it dangerous to go to...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon