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Doctor insights on: What To Do After Getting Off Spironolactone

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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

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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Can I get any diseases or sickness from taking spironolactone(acne) for a long time?

Can I get any diseases or sickness from taking spironolactone(acne) for a long time?

Potential side effxs: There are quite a few potential side effects from use of this medicine: hair loss, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), low blood count, menstrual irregularity, impotence (for men), hives, and severe "drug-rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms" (DRESS) are among severe ones. Minor symptoms can include belly pain, diarrhea, headaches, drowsiness, leg cramps etc....so consult doc. Good luck ...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?

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

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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 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 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

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Lowest dose of Spironolactone bill is 25 mg. My BP Avge 100/65 on it. When cutting it in half, BP no more than 130/80.Do you recommend using 12.5 mg?

Lowest dose of Spironolactone bill is 25 mg. My BP Avge 100/65 on it. When cutting it  in half, BP no more than 130/80.Do you recommend using 12.5 mg?

Need more info: Hi. We need more information. Why were you prescribed Spironolactone instead of some other BP medicine? Did you have low blood potassium and high blood pressure? If so, and it's due to the adrenal steroid, Aldosterone, if adrenal surgery is not an option, Spironolactone (or preferably Eplerenone) is the best drug. Spironolactone blocks testosterone (undesirable in guys) but Eplerinone does not. ...Read more

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Could the midicine aldactone (spironolactone) affect progestrone levels?

Not that I'm aware: Hi. Spironolactone (Aldactone) blocks the aldosterone and testosterone receptors, but I'm not aware of any inhibition of the Progesterone receptor. ...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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Aldactone (Definition)

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