| spironolactone/hctz |
Aldactazide, Spironolactone W/hctz
Spironolactone/hctz 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 and to treat edema (fluid retention).
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
- Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, excessive urination followed by a decrease in amount of urine, muscle cramps, and weak or irregular heartbeat.
SPIRONOLACTONE 25MG W/HCTZ 25MG TAB
- 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/hctz may increase urination, avoid taking a dose late in the day.
- Spironolactone/hctz may cause dizziness or blurred vision.
- Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness.
- 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 these effects persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
- Because Spironolactone/hctz changes your fluid balance, you may feel dizzy if you change from a lying to a standing position too rapidly.
- Avoid this by sitting up a few minutes before rising.
- Thiazide-containing diuretics increase sensitivity to sunlight.
- Notify your doctor if you develop: a skin rash, yellowing of the skin, deepening of the voice, sore throat, weakness, irregular pulse, change in amount of urine, persistent cough.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: gout, diabetes, liver problems.
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to sulfa drugs.
- You may also be allergic to Spironolactone/hctz.
- Thiazides can make you more prone to sunburn.
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
- Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing.
- Alcohol may further lower your blood pressure.
- Ask your doctor about its use.
- Spironolactone/hctz should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- Spironolactone/hctz passes into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
- 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-up the dose to catch up.
- Spironolactone/hctz is not recommended for use with: dofetilide.
- Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
- Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially of: ACE inhibitors (e.g., captopril), lithium, digoxin, NSAID (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin).
- If you take colestipol or cholestyramine, take the diuretic 1 hour before or 4 hours after the cholesterol lowering medicine because of decreased absorption.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.