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What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone (spironolactone)? Thanks.

What is average life-expectancy for a patient who has liver cirrhosis and has developed ascites for 2 weeks and seems to respond to Lasix and aldactone (spironolactone)? Thanks.

What Stage ?: Life expectancy depends on what stage is the disease , is it irreversible, what is meld score need inr, creatinine & bilurubin levels to access ( model for end stage liver disease ) presence of active hep b or c eso. Varices etc . Based on info appear to be stage iii or IV if untreated not much time left , need liver transplantation. Meld score to put on waiting list. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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What are long term effects of aldactone (spironolactone)?

What are long term effects of aldactone (spironolactone)?

Diuretic: Potassium sparing diuretic can lower blood pressure raise potassium not particularly strong. Also used high doses for cirrhosis of liver ...Read more

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While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

Check with red cross: thank you for thinking about blood donation, best to check with your local Red Cross center to find out current recommendations about aldactone, (spironolactone) I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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Could flushing be due to sudden withdrawal of aldactone (spironolactone) ?

Could flushing be due to sudden withdrawal of aldactone (spironolactone) ?

Flushing: Highly unlikely-response to abrupt withdrawal depends in part on the dose given ,indication and chronicity of treatment ...Read more

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Does aldactone (spironolactone) 100 mg tablet cause unwanted hairs sideeefects?

Not usually: Actually, Aldactone (spironolactone) has been used as a treatment for excessive hair in women, because it antagonizes the male sex hormones. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone aldactone 100 mg tablet has side eefects like unwanted hairs?

Does spironolactone aldactone 100 mg tablet has side eefects like unwanted hairs?

Tx for hair growth: Spironolactone is actually used at part of the therapy of excess hair growth in women due to testosterone elevations, such as pcos. Nothing will eliminate the hair, only stop the progression of unwanted hair in new skin areas. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

Usually no bad: Effects unless blood pressure goes too high. Uncontrolled BP may present with headache, neck pain, dizziness, nausea etc. Continue BP monitoring (normally lower than 130/85). Take care ! ...Read more

Dr. Anita Deswal
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Spironolactone (Definition)

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, heart failure, and low blood potassium (hypokalemia). This medicine is ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Aldactone (Definition)

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more