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Aldactone Overdose In Children
No: No, no effectGet a more detailed answer ›
Flushing: Highly unlikely-response to abrupt withdrawal depends in part on the dose given, indication and chronicity of treatment ...Read more
How long should I wait until the effect of reducing aldactone (spironolactone) from 100mg to 75mg a day has stabilized? I plan to further reduce the dose to 50mg/day.
Reducing meds: Why do you want to reduce it? Longer half life, should be at steady state in3-5 days (assuming 5 half lives). ...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)?
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
Yes: No interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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