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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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What does spironolactone do?

What does spironolactone do?

Receptor antagonist: Hi. Spironolactone blocks the aldosterone receptor and the testosterone receptor. Depending on the condition being treated, it is used for both purposes. ...Read more

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What is the use of spironolactone?

What is the use of spironolactone?

Many uses: Spironolactone is a diuretic and can be used to get rid of the body's extra fluid. It's also an aldosterone blocker and can be used to block the adverse effects of aldosterone on the heart and other tissues. It's also a testosterone blocker and can be used to decrease hair growth in patients with excessive hair. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of Spironolactone the right dosage?

Depends: It depends on why one is on spirolonolactone. The usual dose for treatment of hypertension is 12.5 – 50 mg daily dose. At times, up to 200 mg per day can be used in treating edema. ...Read more

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I'm on 125mg of spironolactone is that dose too high?

I'm on 125mg of spironolactone is that dose too high?

Depends: Depends on what you are treating. The dose can go as high as 400 mg/day so it's all relative. ...Read more

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What exactly does a spironolactone pill do to the body?

What exactly does a spironolactone pill do to the body?

Anti aldo, anti andr: Based on your email, I assume you are female. Spironolactone is used in pcos syndrome to decrease androgens leading to hirsuitism. It is a diuretic with anti aldosterone and anti-androgen properties. ...Read more

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What is spironolactone? What are the side effects to this medican?

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

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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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The Lowest dose of Spironolactone bill is 25 mg. My BP Avge 100/65 on it. When cutting it in half, BP no more than 130/80. Do you recommend using 12.5 mg?

The Lowest dose of Spironolactone bill is 25 mg. My BP Avge 100/65 on it. When cutting it in half, BP no more than 130/80. Do you recommend using 12.5 mg?

Need more info: Hi. We need more information. Why were you prescribed Spironolactone instead of some other BP medicine? Did you have low blood potassium and high blood pressure? If so, and it's due to the adrenal steroid, Aldosterone, if adrenal surgery is not an option, Spironolactone (or preferably Eplerenone) is the best drug. Spironolactone blocks testosterone (undesirable in guys) but Eplerinone does not. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

Yes,there are no: Interactions between the 2. They are safe together. ...Read more

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My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

Terrible skin: I cannot answer that without more information. Dermatologists are the best doctors to help you with this. They are usually very busy and may have you wait a month or so before they can take you — be patient. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone become toxic if it's expired?

Does spironolactone become toxic if it's expired?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Yes: As with any new exercise program start off slowly with a small amount and gradually increase time, frequency, repetitions and intensity. Follow your doctors recomendations and restrictions. ...Read more

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Are there long term negative effects from taking spironolactone?

No: As long as your electrolytes (especially potassium) is monitored, taking spironolactone is fine. It can lower blood pressure, improve abnormal thickening of the heart, decrease protein in the urine, and may decrease the risk of becoming diabetic. Do not take if pregnant, however, since it can lead to birth defects. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

Terrible skin: If you think your skin is "terrible" please see your doctor. He/she may be able to help you without trouble. If not, a referral to a Dermatologist would be in order. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: side effects of spironolactone?

Gynecomastia: Onside effect of spironolactone is increased urinary frequency. Others are ataxia, drowsiness, dry skin, and rashes. It can also cause gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and sexual dysfunction consisting of loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in males and in females it can cause menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Aldactone (Definition)

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