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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 diseases while preventing the body from absorbing excess amounts of 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 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by a doctor. It is recommended to take the tablets with some food or milk to prevent an upset stomach. 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 as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as hypertension usually has no visible symptoms.
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.