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What is spironolactone? what are the side affects to this medican?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 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 a weak diuretic and is used because it does not require pottassium supplementation unlike other diueretics. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems.
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