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Medicine For Aldactone Overdose
Can we use antibiotic (Epra, clamoxyl, néokla)with cirrhosis medicine (vit E, Aldactone (spironolactone), Acemuc, Avolcardyl Sita)?
Medications: The brand names of some of the medications that you list are not known in the USA. Once again, would suggest that your pharmacist should have a computerized program that lists all drug interactions and therefore should be able to help you out. Sorry, hope this helps. ...Read more
Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels? And both work to do their job? Aldactone (spironolactone) made me have high pot. But I want to take it
See below: Spironolactone is a pottassium sparing diuretic. A diuretic is a medication which enhances fluid and salt excretion from the kidney. Spironolactone is a weak diuretic and is used because it does not require pottassium supplementation unlike other diueretics. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. ...Read more
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
No: There are no known interactions between these two drugs. ...Read more
Is these medicines effect diabetes in any way? (bisoprolol, furosemide, dronedaone, diován, spironolactone)
Diabetes and meds: Adding spironolactone to a regimen that includes maximal ace inhibition improves renoprotection (r) in patients with diabetic nephropathy. Diovan (valsartan) is also a r agent as it lowers both blood pressure and protein in the urine of patients with diabetes. The other drugs have no r protect effect in diabetes, other than lowering blood pressure. Speak to your physician for more information in your case. ...Read more
One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?
See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read more
I am transgender and I do not want SRS, but I am interested in chemical castration. I am taking Estradiol and Spironolactone now. What other drugs wou?
Here are some...: I am glad to see you have come thus far in MTF without SRS. To go further, it is important to rethink and reassess what may be your final goals to what stage of MTF; then decide what may be your further efforts which you would like to cope with so to fit your realistic personal/social readjustment. So, please bring all the related concerns to your treating doctor. ...Read more
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
Which is better BP medicine for cvd and heart at pm, 5 mg of amlodipine or 25 mg of spironolactone along with ben/hct I take in the am. Thanks.
Any one: Either one is ok to take in the pm depending on your physicians advice. ...Read more
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My hair was getting very fine & was breaking easily. Now I'm actually loosing it quit rapidly. My forehead is residing and I have spots that are going bald. My Dermatologist prescribed Spironolactone. Then I just read that this drug helps people loose hai
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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
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