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Aldactone (Spironolactone) - 100mg (15 Tablets)

Aldactone (Spironolactone) - 100mg (15 Tablets)

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What is Aldactone (Spironolactone) Used For?

Aldactone (Spironolactone) is used as a water pill (potassium sparing diuretic), so as to help the body rid itself of unnecessary sodium and water, while at the same time reducing the amount of potassium lost. This drug may be used to treat high blood pressure, edema (fluid retention) in patients affected by congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, nephrotic syndrome and low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia). It is often referred to as an aldosterone receptor antagonist, and can be used to treat a condition called hyperaldosteronism.

In some cases, this drug has been used by patients to treat unwanted hair growth (hirsutism), acne and seborrhea. Male to female transsexuals have also used it as part of hormone replacement therapy. Some people believe that it may have possible benefits in treating male pattern baldness.

Aldactone (Spironolactone) Dosage and Administration

All patients undergoing treatment with Aldactone (Spironolactone) must first consult their physician for a full medical assessment. The dosage regimen prescribed will be decided by the prescribing physician, based on factors such as the condition requiring treatment and the patient`s medical history. Adults treating hypertension, edema or hypokalemia may be prescribed a dosage ranging from 25mg to 200mg per day (in 1 to 2 divided doses). However, the exact amount will depend on the physician`s medical opinion. When used to help diagnose primary hyperaldosteronism, the patient may be told to take 100mg to 400mg per day (in 1 to 2 divided doses). Treatment of hirsutism, congestive heart failure and primary hyperaldosteronism may require different dosage regimens.

Aldactone (Spironolactone) Side effects

Aldactone (Spironolactone) can cause side effects, such as:

  • Irregular periods
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • A deeper than normal voice
  • Breast tenderness or enlargement
  • Pain or cramps affecting the stomach
  • Serious reactions are less common. You will need medical attention immediately if you experience fever, appetite or energy loss, bruising or bleeding, vomiting blood or blood present in the stools, a decrease in urination or any other serious side effects.

Aldactone (Spironolactone) Precautions

Your physician may order laboratory tests in order to monitor your body`s response to this medication.

Ask your physician about how much foods which are rich in potassium that may be eaten.

If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.

Aldactone (Spironolactone) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patient`s medical history and current health condition.

Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have any allergies.
  • If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • If you are using any other drugs or medication.
  • If you are using any vitamins or supplements.

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