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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

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

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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Have pcos treated with aldactone (spironolactone). Have my period today. Are large thick blood clots normal and nausea? What causes the large clots and nausea?

Have pcos treated with aldactone (spironolactone). Have my period today. Are large thick blood clots normal and nausea? What causes the large clots and nausea?

Build up of lining: If it has been a while since your last period, you may have a thickened lining, which is shedding. If you have not ovuiated in a while and this is an ovulatory period, those are heavier and "normal." if you are bleeding large clots, contact your doctor. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Take iron pills if you don't have a contraindication, . ...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 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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Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

Is vitex the same as spironolactone?

No: 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.

http://www. Uofmhealth. Org/health-library/hn-2181002

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/12809367 ...Read more

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Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Might: There are studies in rats that show impaired fertility by several different mechanisms including delay of ovulation, impaired implantation of embryos and increased rates of stillbirths. There aren't any human studies. ...Read more

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Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

Are there spironolactone withdrawal symptoms?

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

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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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Which is better spironolactone or flutamide and why?

Which is better spironolactone or flutamide and why?

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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Which spironolactone brand is the safest androgen-blocker?

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

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What could be the reason spironolactone didn't work for edema?

What could be the reason spironolactone didn't work for edema?

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

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What is the treatment for aldactone (spironolactone) overdose?

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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Has anyone ever taken aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin together?

Has anyone ever taken aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin together?

No interaction: According to epocrates, there is no interaction between Aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin. ...Read more

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Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) if I have endometriosis and adenomyosis?

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

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What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

See below: 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

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Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

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

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Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

No: There is no test that could tell you if there is any harm done to the baby if you took Spironolactone during the pregnancy. The baby needs to be evaluated after being born. Though, no serious harm has been demonstrated in association with Spironolactone. ...Read more

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Been taking minocyclene & spironolactone since 10/30/17. Woke up at 3:00 am w/ severe itching everywhere.?

Been taking minocyclene & spironolactone since 10/30/17. Woke up at 3:00 am w/ severe itching everywhere.?

Stop the new drugs: You should stop both the spironolactone and the minocycline immediately and notify your physician that prescribed them. There can be many causes of itching all over but a new drug is highly suspect. ...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?

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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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

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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

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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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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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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Aldactone (Definition)

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


Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

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