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

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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One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?

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

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Spironolactone -- are dry mouth and nausea normal side effects?

Spironolactone -- are  dry mouth and nausea normal side effects?

Possibly: Dry mouth yes as this drug is used to control edema but is potassium sparring. Dry mouth yes so be sure to brush, floss and use a rx Fluoride to help prevent decay. Nausea can occur if you are not keeping yourself well hydrated during exercise. Please see your md to address these side effects. ...Read more

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Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?

Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?

Yes: This drug has some activity in blocking the male hormone receptors and is moderately effective for hirsutism. At the usual doses it has no major side effects and does not cause weight gain. If it does not help you, you could ask your doctor to try a drug called flutamide which is somewhat more potent but with a risk of liver side effects. ...Read more

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Once daily, I am taking aldactone 75mg, concor 2.5mg, tritace (ramipril) 10mg and aspirin 100mg. I have been diagnosed with primary hypertension and conn's syndrome. I wish to replace aldactone with eplerenone due some side effects i don't particularly

Once daily, I am taking aldactone 75mg, concor 2.5mg, tritace (ramipril) 10mg and aspirin 100mg.  I have been diagnosed with primary hypertension and conn's syndrome.  I wish to replace aldactone with eplerenone due some side effects i don't particularly

Conn's and spiro: In general I recommend Conn's do the DASH diet 14 day trial (Chap 9 in Book) before anything else or before switching to Eplerenone as low Na K diet minimizes need 4 other BP meds including spiro. Check with team. Recommend you join my Yahoo group where we have 1,000 +like you so you can work with your team to get back to good heath. DASH book ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 ...Read more

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Does spironolactone aldactone 100 mg tablet has side eefects like unwanted hairs?

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

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Can irregular period (heavy bleeding twice a month) be a side effect of taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone)? Blood tests, ultra sound, biopsy were normal.

Can irregular period (heavy bleeding twice a month) be a side effect of taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone)? Blood tests, ultra sound, biopsy were normal.

Spironolactone : Spironolactone blocks the testosterone receptor and the aldosterone receptor. Blockade of testosterone can effect the very sensitive hypothalamic, pituitary, ovarian axis and cause menstrual irregularities. This will typically improve as your body adapts to the presense of the medicine. ...Read more

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What is spironolactone? What are the side affects 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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Aldactone (Definition)

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