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What is Aldactone?
Aldactone containing the active ingredient spironolactone belongs to a group of drugs called potassium sparing diuretics. It is mainly used to treat fluid retention caused by heart failure, kidney problems or liver disease as well as preventing the body from absorbing too much salt to keep potassium levels from getting too low. Some patients may also use the medication to treat hyperaldosteronism and high blood pressure.
How is Aldactone used?
Aldactone is usually taken once or twice per day unless otherwise directed by a doctor. To prevent an upset stomach, take the tablet with some food or a glass of milk. The medication is usually taken in the day before 6pm to prevent having to wake up during the night to urinate. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and length of treatment as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the medication. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Patients using Aldactone may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Stomach pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Muscle pain
- Irregular heartbeat
- Severe skin reaction
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Signs of infection
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Aldactone is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.