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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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

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A 44-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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: Common side effect of spironolactone include nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, headache, menstrual irregularities fever, rash, and high potassium.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Spironolactone: Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, hea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 43-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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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
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