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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. ...Read more

Dr. Anita Deswal
422 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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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

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone good for BP control. Would 25 mg spironolactone at pm along with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/hct 12.5 in am, ok. Is this too much diuretic to have.

Is spironolactone good for BP control. Would 25 mg spironolactone at pm along with Benicar (olmesartan) 40/hct 12.5 in am, ok. Is this too much diuretic to have.

Depends: It is a good medication to have in certain conditions like obesity and hypertension, sleep apnea and hypertension, hyperaldosteronism and htn. Used along with Benicar (olmesartan) there can be a concern for high potassium levels- your doc can monitor that. ...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?

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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Please describe the medication: spironolactone?

Spironolactone: 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). ...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?

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 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

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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

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Aldactone (Definition)

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