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Depends: Depends on what you are treating. The dose can go as high as 400 mg/day so it's all relative. ...Read more
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
Vitex is different.
It is a natural supplement.
While there are some preliminary studies that show Vitex may be affective in some conditions more study is needed. You should discuss this with your GYN doctor.
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http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more
Should not be any: There should not be withdrawal symptoms from stopping of spironolactone, but you should check with your before stopping it. It is used for multiple purposes--heart failure/edema, hyeraldosteronism, hypokalemia (low potassium) hypertension, and even to treat hirsuittism (excessive hair and acne. It has many side effects, but has no signifincant withdrawal symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more
Better/worse: I suppose you could get many opinions on this. Spironolactone has been around forever, very inexpensive and safe; Flutamide is newer, somewhat more effective, and expensive. For women wanting or at-risk to get pregnant neither is good, but spironolactone may be safer if you conceicve unexpectedly. ...Read more
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Brand vs generic: Spironolactone is the generic name of a water pill (diuretic) used in high blood pressure & heart failure. It is also used off-label as an anti-androgen. The only brand name in the States of which I am aware is Aldactone (spironolactone) but most insurances won't pay for the brand name of anything once it goes generic. ...Read more
What's the cause?: Not all edema responds to diuretics. There are many different types of diuretics and they act in different ways. Certain diuretics work better than others in different cases. You need to discuss with your Doctor. You could possibly trial a different class of diuretic. It also depends on what the cause of your edema is. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam): If prescribed, that low dose is safe. ...Read more
Absolutely!: If you are taking a Potassium-sparing diuretic (Aldactone (spironolactone) is in this category) for hypertension or as a prescribed part of a treatment regimen, then by all means. The water weight that you may be experiencing during your menses will be handled by the kidney naturally. I know that you would only take this because it was prescribed. I have some patients that get rid of water weight with diuretic ...Read more
Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold.
Aldactone- used to treat resistant hypertension in obese pts, in pts with hyperaldosteronism, hypertension and sleep apnea patients, in some pts with increased protein loss in urine, congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis pts with fluid retention. ...Read more
No rebound: There's no rebound but you'll lose the benefits. Why were you taking those meds? Are you sure you want to sacrifice the benefits they gave you? ...Read more
Should be NOT:
Young boys under 16-18 should not.
If transgender must have medical and psychiatric clearance ...Read more
Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?
Been taking minocyclene & spironolactone since 10/30/17. Woke up at 3:00 am w/ severe itching everywhere.?
Can 25 mg spironolactone be taken with 5 mg amlodipine same time or do you space them a part. Any interactions?
Hyponatermia on 200mg spironolactone. I drink around 1.5 gallons and eat about 2, 300mg sodium a day. What could I change to help?
Plan with doctor: You need to plan your regimen together with your doctor because hyponatremia - AND correcting it when not done right - can be serious. Possible approaches your doctor might take may include reducing your water intake, changing your spironolactone dose or salt intake, or both. But it really does need to be closely coordinated with your doctor - there’s no getting around it. ...Read more
What is unique/ why about taking BP medicine every 24 hrs. My BP seems to be controlled well Avge 103/68. Can I take Spironolactone 25 mg every 48 hrs?
Discuss with doctor: Best to discuss with your treating doctor. For my patients whose blood pressure is well controlled, we do try sometimes to slowly reduce their dose of medication and see how they do. Not unreasonable to try, just not on your own. Would discuss with your treating provider. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
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