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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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Have good BP control. Is it better to take 25 mg Spironolactone every other day or 12.5 mg /day. Any risk from taking every other day. Why every day?

Have good BP control. Is it better to take 25 mg Spironolactone every other day or 12.5 mg /day. Any risk from taking every other day. Why every day?

DEPENDS: If your BP under good control the way you are currently taking this medication, then any change would on other medical conditions you may have and then convenience. If you havecongestive heart failure, it may better totake the medication every day in the dose that works best. Ifyou are prone to low potassium on this medicine, your doctor may taking it every other day. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I would like to know a dosage to take of spironolactone ~ is 100mg right?

I would like to know a dosage to take of spironolactone ~ is 100mg right?

Your doc will tell: Hi. It is not up to you to decide, but that is the job of your doctor who prescribed the spironolactone. No pharmacy would fill your doctor's prescription without including the instructions on how to take it on the pill container. Please follow the directions your doctor gave you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm on spironolactone 50mg tabs. I forgot to take it yesterday. Took my BP was 166/95 p67. Retook 149/94 p66. Should i be concerned? I'm 34 yrs old.

I'm on spironolactone 50mg tabs. I forgot to take it yesterday. Took my BP was 166/95 p67. Retook 149/94 p66. Should i be concerned? I'm 34 yrs old.

No: Like not getting Fluoride in the water, elevated BP is mostly problematic at that level only if left like that for prolonged periods of time, like weeks and months. You should be fine if you simply get back on the spironalactone. Good luck, and keep an eye on that bp! ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What is unique/ why about taking BP medicine every 24 hrs. My BP seems to be controlled well Avge 103/68. Can I take Spironolactone 25 mg every 48 hrs?

Discuss with doctor: Best to discuss with your treating doctor. For my patients whose blood pressure is well controlled, we do try sometimes to slowly reduce their dose of medication and see how they do. Not unreasonable to try, just not on your own. Would discuss with your treating provider. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

9 months, longer: As long as you want and your doctor agrees, but spironolactone doesn't really work well until you've taken it 9 months to a year. ...Read more

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Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Safe: No significant drug interactions between spironlactone and Neurontin (gabapentin). That said, keep all follow-up doctor appointments and let prescribing doc know promptly if you have questions or distress while on these meds. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl if I have taken 25 mg spironolactone 2 hours ago?

Yes: no interaction, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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Is it ok to take spironolactone, fenugreek and turmeric at the same time?

Is it ok to take spironolactone, fenugreek and turmeric at the same time?

Careful with these: Fenugreek and turmeric can both be vasodilators, potentially adding to the BP lowering effect of spironolactone. Also, both fenugreek and turmeric can increase pt and inr bleeding time -- so should not be used simultaneously. If the turmeric and fenugreek are only being used to spice food (and not in supplemental quantities) this risk would be much less. ...Read more

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Need doc opinions! I am trying to figure out if it is safe to take spironolactone and fertilaid together?

Are u male or female: If you are a female and you are trying to get pregnant, spironolactone is contraindicated during pregnancy since it can cause birth deformities. They are no studies in men who are trying to improve their fertility. ...Read more

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Can you take spironolactone + Lipitor (atorvastatin)? Spironolactone will increase the level or effect of Lipitor (atorvastatin) by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter.?

Can you take spironolactone + Lipitor (atorvastatin)?
Spironolactone will increase the level or effect of Lipitor (atorvastatin) by P-glycoprotein (MDR1) efflux transporter.?

Take together: Two common drug information references fail to support this information. One describes a small, more theoretical interaction that may result in an increase in spironolactone activity (but not atorvastatin), but these two medications are commonly used together without adverse effect. ...Read more

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Taking Spironolactone to block aldosterone to raise K. Can you cut film coated tablet 25mg in half. If not can you just take 25 mg every other day.

Taking Spironolactone to block aldosterone to raise K. Can you cut film coated tablet 25mg in half. If not can you just take 25 mg every other day.

Spiro cut: Can cut or take every other day. May wish to join the yahoo group with over 1,300 pts with PA I run or consult directly with me. If you are not doing DASH eating plan start now. ...Read more

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I take 1or 2 Lasix 1 aldactone (spironolactone) daily, makes me tired and side effects. Then I tried diurites every alternative day and felt good. Please advise.

Talk to your doc: Lasix and Aldactone (spironolactone) are only prescribed for very specific disease and are often necessary to reduce symptoms and prevent discomfort. If you have side effects you should discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone.?

I am taking spironolactione 25mg for acne and like previous inquiries, would like to know if chaste berry is ok to take alongside spironolactone.?

Supplements: It's difficult for a doctor to reccomend for or against. There is no true regulation of what is put into supplements. The bottle can say what it is, but it may not be true. ...Read more

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I was prescribed spironolactone for PCOS I was wondering how long it would take for the cyst to go away?

I was prescribed spironolactone for PCOS I was wondering how long it would take for the cyst to go away?

Not what it is for: Spironolacton is an anti-androgen. It is used in PCOS to counteract some androgenic (male hormonal) effects of PCOS like hirsuitism (facial hair). It does not get rid of the cysts in the ovaries in patients with PCOS. We do not have a treatment that can do that at this time ...Read more

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How long does it take for diuretics to begin working? I started taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone) daily yesterday. Ascites after hysterectomy.

How long does it take for diuretics to begin working?  I started taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone) daily yesterday. Ascites after hysterectomy.

Varies: Onset of action for most diuretics is within a couple of hours with increase in urine output for a few hours. However, clinical response with resolution of ascites or edema would be highly variable from patient to patient. ...Read more

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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

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

Mgt: While off his medications, please watch closely for any signs of fatigue, cough, respiratory difficulty or swelling. A follow up cardiac echo may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take spironolactone (aldactone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not Recommended: Spironolactone is a pregnancy class d drug and has known evidence of fetal risk. Talk to your doctor about this before stopping as there may be compelling reasons for you to stay on it. It's probably safe during nursing. ...Read more

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Aldactone (Definition)

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