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Spironolactone-Oral

Spironolactone-Oral



Spironolactone 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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Spironolactone-Oral
Aldactone

Uses
Spironolactone 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.


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.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, and lightheadedness.

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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 Spironolactone may increase urination, avoid taking a dose right before bedtime.

Side Effects
  • Spironolactone 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, breast soreness.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to Spironolactone, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, 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, sodium or potassium imbalances, any allergies.
  • Because Spironolactone 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 Spironolactone 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.
  • Spironolactone should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Spironolactone is excreted into breast milk and the manufacturer of Spironolactone 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, ACE inhibitors (e.g., lisinopril, captopril, enalapril), NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen).
  • Aspirin may decrease the effects of spironolactone.
  • Many nonprescription products contain aspirin.
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain your nonprescription medicines contain aspirin.
  • Spironolactone may increase your potassium levels.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using potassium-containing products (salt substitutes or potassium supplements) or large amounts of potassium-containing foods (e.g., bananas, potatoes).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Spironolactone-Oral
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: M
Age: 25
Location: london
Time Taken: 100 mg weeks

Reason: gud Date: 27 October 2010
Side Effects
is strongly suggested that spironolactone prescription is essential so that the exact dosage of the spironolactone The spironolactone side effects are mild

Additional Thoughts
Hyperaldosteronism is the medical term for producing too much aldosterone. It can be caused by various conditions (such as cirrhosisor kidney disease) or may happen for no apparent reason. Primary hyperaldosteronism (as opposed to secondary hyperaldosteronism

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