U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Quitting spironolactone

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many uses: Spironolactone is a diuretic and can be used to get rid of the body's extra fluid. It's also a aldosterone blocker and can be used to block the adver... Read More
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Receptor antagonist: Hi. Spironolactone blocks the aldosterone receptor and the testosterone receptor. Depending on the condition being treated, it is used for both purpos... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Spironolactone: Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, hea... Read More
Dr. Imran Dosani
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Potassium sparing: It is a potassium sparing diuretic or aldosterone antagonist. Use in hypertension, low potassium state, high aldosterone state, and congestive heart f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 25 years experience
Depends: It depends on why one is on spirolonolactone. The usual dose for treatment of hypertension is 12.5 - 50 mg daily dose. At times, up to 200 mg per da... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: Depends on what you are treating. The dose can go as high as 400 mg/day so it's all relative.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
Endocrinology 67 years experience
Anti aldo, anti andr: Based on your email, i assume you are female. Spironolactone is used in pcos syndrome to decrease androgens leading to hirsuitism. It is a diuretic wi... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: Spironolactone is a pottassium sparing diuretic. A diuretic is a medication which enhances fluid and salt excretion from the kidney. Spironolactone is... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Your doc will tell: Hi. It is not up to you to decide, but that is the job of your doctor who prescribed the spironolactone. No pharmacy would fill your doctor's prescrip... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Need more info: Hi. We need more information. Why were you prescribed Spironolactone instead of some other BP medicine? Did you have low blood potassium and high bloo... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Ries
Nephrology and Dialysis 27 years experience
Reducing meds: Why do you want to reduce it? Longer half life, should be at steady state in3-5 days (assuming 5 half lives).

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership