Without a Prescription
Diuretics are often referred to as water tablets.
Aldactone is prescribed for other problems caused by too much fluid in the body, such as primary hyperaldosteronism.
Aldactone is prescribed to treat low-renin hypertension, hypokalemia, and Conn's syndrome.
Aldactone is prescribed to treat oedema (too much fluid causing swelling), often caused by liver disease, kidney problems or heart failure.
Aldactone is known as a potassium-sparing diuretic because, unlike some other diuretics, it does not cause your body to lose potassium.
Aldactone prevents the build-up of fluid by increasing the amount of urine produced by the kidneys.
Aldactone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- If you know you have high levels of potassium or low levels of sodium in your blood;
- If you have porphyria (a blood disorder);
- If you have liver or kidney problems;
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to this or any other medicine;
- If you have Addison's disease (a disorder of the adrenal glands);
- If you are taking other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines;
- If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding;
Aldactone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Enlargement of the breasts (in both men and women);
- Feeling or being sick;
- Irregular menstrual periods;
- Sexual problems;
- Skin rash;
Reported Aldactone overdose symptoms are:
- Maculopapular or erythematous rash;
- Mental confusion;
Other Brand Names
In some countries Aldactone may also be known as:
- Verospirone Opianin;
- Spironolattone [DCIT];
- Spironolactonum [INN-Latin];
- Aldactone A;
- Aldactone [BAN:INN:JAN];
- Espironolactona [INN-Spanish];
- Aldactone A;