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Dr. Anita Deswal
416 doctors shared insights

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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Im on 125mg of spironolactone is that dose too high?

Im 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?

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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My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

Terrible skin: I cannot answer that without more information. Dermatologists are the best doctors to help you with this. They are usually very busy and may have you wait a month or so before they can take you - be patient. ...Read more

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Does spironolactone become toxic if it's expired?

Does spironolactone become toxic if it's expired?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...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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While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

Check with red cross: thank you for thinking about blood donation, best to check with your local Red Cross center to find out current recommendations about aldactone, (spironolactone) I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Yes: As with any new exercise program start off slowly with a small amount and gradually increase time, frequency, repetitions and intensity. Follow your doctors recomendations and restrictions. ...Read more

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Are there long term negative effects from taking spironolactone?

No: As long as your electrolytes (especially potassium) is monitored, taking spironolactone is fine. It can lower blood pressure, improve abnormal thickening of the heart, decrease protein in the urine, and may decrease the risk of becoming diabetic. Do not take if pregnant, however, since it can lead to birth defects. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

Terrible skin: If you think your skin is "terrible" please see your doctor. He/she may be able to help you without trouble. If not, a referral to a Dermatologist would be in order. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: side effects of spironolactone?

Gynecomastia: Onside effect of spironolactone is increased urinary frequency. Others are ataxia, drowsiness, dry skin, and rashes. It can also cause gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and sexual dysfunction consisting of loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in males and in females it can cause menstrual irregularity. ...Read more

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Could flushing be due to sudden withdrawal of aldactone (spironolactone) ?

Could flushing be due to sudden withdrawal of aldactone (spironolactone) ?

Flushing: Highly unlikely-response to abrupt withdrawal depends in part on the dose given ,indication and chronicity of treatment ...Read more

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Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

Are u male or female: If you are a female and you are trying to get pregnant, spironolactone is contraindicated during pregnancy since it can cause birth deformities. They are no studies in men who are trying to improve their fertility. ...Read more

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Does aldactone (spironolactone) 100 mg tablet cause unwanted hairs sideeefects?

Not usually: Actually, Aldactone (spironolactone) has been used as a treatment for excessive hair in women, because it antagonizes the male sex hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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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. Byron Law-Yone
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