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Dr. Anita Deswal
405 doctors shared insights

Spironolactone (Overview)

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 a diuretic (water pill).


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

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. Anita Deswal
405 doctors shared insights

Spironolactone (Overview)

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 a diuretic (water pill).


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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 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 a 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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I recently stop using spironolactone that was prescribed for acne. In the last 3 weeks i started using retin a (tretinoin). I am now experiencing hair loss.?

I recently stop using spironolactone that was prescribed for acne.  In the last 3 weeks i started using retin a (tretinoin).  I am now experiencing hair loss.?

Spironolactone : Spironolactone blocks androgen receptors. It may be that when it was discontinued the surge of androgens created hair loss. See your doctor for possible solutions. ...Read more

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Long use spironolactone in men's cause breasts ?

Long use spironolactone in men's cause breasts ?

See below: Yes spironolactone can cause mens breats to enlarge there is an alternative called inspra, (eplerenone) consult your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Aldactone (Definition)

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