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Flushing: Highly unlikely-response to abrupt withdrawal depends in part on the dose given,indication and chronicity of treatment ...Read more
Should not be any: There should not be withdrawal symptoms from stopping of spironolactone, but you should check with your before stopping it. It is used for multiple purposes--heart failure/edema, hyeraldosteronism, hypokalemia (low potassium) hypertension, and even to treat hirsuittism (excessive hair and acne. It has many side effects, but has no signifincant withdrawal symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
My son has a vsd & has been taking furosemide & spironolactone since 10weeks old now 2 years old. I have to take him off them for week will withdrawal
No: No, no effectGet a more detailed answer ›
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)?
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 too 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
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