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Spironolactone
(Generic alternative to Aldactone)

Formulation : Scored Tablet

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Aldactone
(Spironolactone)

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What is Aldactone /Spironolactone used for?

Aldactone is a medication that is used in the treatment of excess amounts of aldosterone in the body. It is also used to treat edema, hypertension, and hypokalemia.

How should Aldactone /Spironolactone be stored?

Keep Aldactone at room temperature, away from the influence of heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Aldactone/Spironolactone ?

Aldactone should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Aldactone is available in the form of a tablet and should be taken with at least one glass of water.

When should Aldactone /Spironolactone not be taken?

Aldactone should not be taken if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. Aldactone should also not be taken with some other drugs. Talk to your doctor about this. In addition, people who are affected by kidney disease, have trouble urinating, or are taking potassium supplements should not use Aldactone. Inform your doctor of your pregnancy if applicable or whether you are planning to become pregnant.

What precautions should I follow when taking Aldactone /Spironolactone ?

When using Aldactone it is important to keep your potassium levels as low as possible. Do not use any potassium supplements or diuretics in addition to Aldactone. It is also important to maintain a diet low in salt during treatment. However, do not use salt substitutes as they contain high levels of potassium. Moreover, do not drink alcohol during treatment as this can increase side effects.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Aldactone /Spironolactone ?

If treating high blood pressure, Aldactone should be taken consistently. This medication will take some time before you see an effect. Also, do not stop taking the medication once you feel that you are fine again. Stopping Aldactone suddenly could lead to your condition worsening. Also, before using Aldactone, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver disease, or are currently using a diuretic or steroid.

When should Aldactone /Spironolactone not be taken?

Some serious side effects caused by Aldactone include allergic reactions such as: trouble breathing, hives, swelling of the face, throat, lips, and tongue. You should contact your doctor or emergency help as soon as possible if any of these occur. Other s

Less severe side effects include: vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, headaches, and skin rashes. If you are feeling unsure about anything make sure to talk to your doctor.

Other: None.

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