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A 25-year-old female asked:

What could be the reason spironolactone didn't work for edema?

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What's the cause?: Not all edema responds to diuretics. There are many different types of diuretics and they act in different ways. Certain diuretics work better than others in different cases. You need to discuss with your Doctor. You could possibly trial a different class of diuretic. It also depends on what the cause of your edema is.
Dr. Josh Fields
Pharmacology 14 years experience
Depends: sometimes it is due to excessive dietary salt. however, there are a percentage of patients who do not physiologally respond to spironolactone. Most patients your age respond better to loop diuretics like lasix

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