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

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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Dr. James Chapman
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Discontinue it: It's not frankly dangerous, but you should stop using it as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Discuss this with your obg or whoever gives you the prescription. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Not recommended: It's use is not recommended. Has shown adverse events in animal studies. Pregnancy class c as per fda. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

Don't believe so: Hi. I'm not a gyn, but I use a fair amount of spironolactone, and I've never heard of it causing melasma (mask of pregnancy). I hope some gyn will correct me if I'm wrong. ...Read more

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Daughter had taken spironolactone but stopped when she was 3 weeks pregnant..What are the chances of a birth defect and is there test for this defect?

Daughter had taken spironolactone but stopped when she was 3 weeks pregnant..What are the chances of a birth defect and is there  test for this defect?

No Data: This medication is considered a category "c"medication in early pregnancy. There is not enough data available to consider it dangerous or completely safe in early pregnancy. It moves to a category "d" or potentially dangerous if used for pregnancy induced hypertension late in pregnancy. (as are many of the hypertension drugs) since there is no recorded defects, there is no specific test for them. ...Read more

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Had sex 3days before my period.Now i'm late 6days.Im on metformin and spironolactone due to pcos. My dr. Told me i could get pregnant. What can I do?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Im on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

Im on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone)  can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

Supplement: You should never take the item you report until your doctor has evaluated you and make a decision about a new product. My personal bias is that aldactone (spironolactone) should be enough but I would like to hear what the doctor said. ...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


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Aldactone (Definition)

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