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Dr. Anita Deswal
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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.

Dr. Anita Deswal
418 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.

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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.

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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.

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Is spironolactone safe or pcos?

Is spironolactone safe or pcos?

Spironolactone: Spironolactone blocks testosterone action. It treats the pcos symptom of excess hair growth, not the underlying Insulin resistance. Effective treatment requires twice daily dosing with 50 or 75 mg. Six months before you see benefits.

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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.

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Was on spironolactone for acne 1 1/2 weeks. Sleepiness, confusion, nausea intolerable. Stopped taking. How long till out of system & feel normal?

5 x (1/2 life): Spironolactone half-life is 1.5 hours, so that component will be out in 7.5 hours, however, it is metablized to another component that hangs around 16.5 hours, so 5x16.5 = 82.5 hours or 3 days and 10.5 hours. Then it will be out of your system. So, it depends on whether your symptoms are from the parent compound (7.5 hours) or its metabolite (82.5 hours). Good luck and best wishes.

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Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

Hirsutism-how long will I have to take spironolactone?

9 months, longer: As long as you want and your doctor agrees, but spironolactone doesn't really work well until you've taken it 9 months to a year.

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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

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Dry mouth & difficulties breathing 15 min after taking 12.5 mg spironolactone. Is this related. Does amlodipine interact with spironolactone.

Dry mouth & difficulties breathing 15 min after taking 12.5 mg spironolactone. Is this related. Does amlodipine interact with spironolactone.

Side effects: One of the numerous side effect of spironolactone is troubled breathing. You need to advise your physician asap about this side effect. Amlodipine does not interact with spironolactone.

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Can 25 mg spironolactone be taken with 5 mg amlodipine same time or do you space them a part. Any interactions?

Either way: They can be taken together or separate. Spironolactone is generally taken in the morning because of its diuretic effect. Amlodipine can be taken morning or night.

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What is the treatment for aldactone (spironolactone) overdose?

See below: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a weak k sparing diuretic treatment is IV fluids and treat hi k if pressentinsulin kayexalate.

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Aldactone (Definition)

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