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Aldactone

Aldactone



USES: This drug is a diuretic or "water pill". It reduces the amount of water and sodium retained by the body. It is used to lower blood pressure, treat fluid retention (edema) and raise low potassium levels.

 
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Aldactone

Uses
This drug is a diuretic or "water pill". It reduces the amount of water and sodium retained by the body. It is used to lower blood pressure, treat fluid retention (edema) and raise low potassium levels.
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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Aldactone (spironolactone) 25 mg
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How To Use
  • Take this exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not skip doses or increase the dose without your doctor's approval.
  • Take with food or milk to minimize stomach upset.
  • Because this drug may increase urination, avoid taking a dose right before bedtime.
  • This medication may increase your potassium levels.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using potassium-containing products such as salt substitutes or potassium supplements.
  • Ask about eating potassium-containing foods (e.g., bananas, potatoes).

Side Effects
  • This drug may cause dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Watch for signs of dehydration such as dry mouth or thirst.
  • You may experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, sleeplessness or nasal congestion the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.
  • Unlikely but report promptly if you develop yellowing of the skin, deepening of the voice, sore throat, weakness, irregular pulse, persistent cough, decreased sexual ability, change in the amount of urine, increased breast size or breast soreness.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or breathing trouble.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history especially of kidney or liver disease, urinary problems, diabetes, of sodium or potassium imbalances and of any allergies.
  • Because this drug changes your fluid balance, you may feel dizzy if you change from a lying to a standing position too rapidly.
  • Avoid this by rising slowly.
  • If this drug makes you dizzy, use caution while engaging in activities that require alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Before having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor you take spironolactone.
  • This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This drug is excreted into breast milk and the manufacturer of this drug recommends that breast-feeding not be undertaken while using it.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially of other diuretics ("water pills" such as amiloride or triamterene), lithium, digoxin, potassium supplements, cyclosporine, mitotane or "ACE Inhibitors" (e.g., lisinopril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril).
  • Aspirin may decrease the effects of spironolactone.
  • Many nonprescription products contain aspirin.
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain your nonprescription medicines contain aspirin.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Aldactone
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 44
Time Taken: 7 months days

Reason: Hirsutism Date: 7 November 2009
Side Effects
Dizziness, light headedness, irregular periods but with very light flow, just recently noticed that my breasts are larger and tender

Additional Thoughts
I haven't found a difference yet in terms of slowing the unwanted hair growth. I did notice that it has helped my acne a great deal. I used to get breakouts of cystic acne with my period, now, I get the occasional small pimple.

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