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Doctor insights on: Aldactone Withdrawal

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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

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


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Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

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.

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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

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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

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Could the midicine aldactone (spironolactone) affect progestrone levels?

Could the midicine aldactone (spironolactone) affect progestrone levels?

Not that I'm aware: Hi. Spironolactone (Aldactone) blocks the aldosterone and testosterone receptors, but I'm not aware of any inhibition of the Progesterone receptor.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What is the treatment for aldactone (spironolactone) overdose?

See below: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a weak k sparing diuretic treatment is IV fluids and treat hi k if pressentinsulin kayexalate.

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Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) if I have endometriosis and adenomyosis?

Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) if I have endometriosis and adenomyosis?

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

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What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

See below: 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.

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Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

No: There is no test that could tell you if there is any harm done to the baby if you took Spironolactone during the pregnancy. The baby needs to be evaluated after being born. Though, no serious harm has been demonstrated in association with Spironolactone.

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Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Not likely: Aldactone (spironolactone) does not treat treat alopecia and stopping does not cause alopecia. It does have a mild anti androgenic effect but it is not strong enough to effect male pattern baldness.

Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Aldactone (Definition)

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