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Aldactone Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?
Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
No: No, no effectGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: No interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
Discontinue it: It's not frankly dangerous, but you should stop using it as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Discuss this with your obg or whoever gives you the prescription. ...Read more
I am taking aldactone (spironolactone) 25mg once in a day for acne. I am 24 now and am noticing little change. What can I do?
Aldactone (spironolactone) & acne: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a very potent anti-testosterone medication and may help acne over time, but it usually takes 6 months or more to notice significant improvement. You are on a very low dose and may need to increase it to 50 or 100 mg to get the best effect. Aldactone is seldom used just by itself for acne. Are you using other acne medications? ...Read more
I'm currently taking Spironolactone (Aldactone) 25mg twice a day to lower my blood pressure but only my systolic is decreasing. Is this typical?
BP meds.: This might not be an unusual occurrence, especially if your diastolic blood pressure number is close to normal to begin with. If however your diastolic blood pressure number is too high and is not coming down, you might need another medication in addition to spironolactone to give you adequate lowering of the systolic and diastolic numbers. ...Read more
Absolutely!: If you are taking a Potassium-sparing diuretic (Aldactone (spironolactone) is in this category) for hypertension or as a prescribed part of a treatment regimen, then by all means. The water weight that you may be experiencing during your menses will be handled by the kidney naturally. I know that you would only take this because it was prescribed. I have some patients that get rid of water weight with diuretic ...Read more
Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold.
Aldactone- used to treat resistant hypertension in obese pts, in pts with hyperaldosteronism, hypertension and sleep apnea patients, in some pts with increased protein loss in urine, congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis pts with fluid retention. ...Read more
Should be NOT:
Young boys under 16-18 should not.
If transgender must have medical and psychiatric clearance ...Read more
Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?
Sometimes.: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a diuretic, but it also has the ability to block the effects of testosterone to some extent, and is sometimes used to treat some forms of androgenetic (adult) acne in women only. This is an "off-label" use, however, and should only be taken under the supervision of a dermatologist who is very familiar with its use for this problem. ...Read more
Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?
No, especially...: ...If you're a man. It's a mild anti-androgen, but not nearly as effective as finasteride. (rogaine (minoxidil) works by a completely different mechanism.) besides, it can cause side effects such as impotence, breast enlargement and decreased sex drive when taken by men. It is sometimes used for hair loss in women, but it's an off-label use, and requires monitoring. ...Read more
Could you think lanoxin, aldactone (spironolactone) and Lasix (ferosimide) could be taken at the same time with no harmful effects?
For sure: They're routinely given together and they blend very nicely because they counteract one another's side effects. ...Read more