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Can I take aldactone w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels?And both work to do their job?Aldactone made me have high pot.But I want to take it

Can I take aldactone w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels?And both work to do their job?Aldactone made me have high pot.But I want to take it

It depends: it depends on why you're taking spironolactone (Aldactone). Suggest low potassium diet - especially avoid tomatoes, potatoes, bananas and orange juice (or V8 juice). Some people take an additional diuretic to lower potassium but these drugs have other side effects. ...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


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How often does the drug spironolactone cause breast enlargement in women?

How often does the drug spironolactone cause breast enlargement in women?

Not in women: Spironolactone (aldactone) is an antiandrogen, so it does have an effect to decrease testoterone, and there is an indirect estrogenic effect - which can cause breast enlargement (gynecomastia) and tenderness in men. Breast tenderness is occasionally reported in women, but this is unusual. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if aldactone is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine ?

Does anyone know if aldactone is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine ?

No, especially...: ...If you're a man. It's a mild anti-androgen, but not nearly as effective as finasteride. (rogaine works by a completely different mechanism.) besides, it can cause side effects such as impotence, breast enlargement and decreased sex drive when taken by men. It is sometimes used for hair loss in women, but it's an off-label use, and requires monitoring. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Aldactone (Definition)

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