Spironolactone

 
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Without a Prescription

Spironolactone is prescribed as a diuretic to remove the excess fluid caused by:
- Cirrhosis of the liver;
- Congestive heart failure;
- Kidney disease;

Spironolactone is prescribed to treat elevated blood pressure in combination with other drugs and in resistant cases of low potassium (hypokalemia).

Spironolactone is prescribed to counteract the effects of excessive adrenal aldosterone production.

One of the main functions of the kidneys is to retain salt (sodium chloride) and water. In patients with:
- Retention By The Kidneys;
- Increased Levels Of A Hormone Produced By The Adrenal Glands Called Aldosterone Causes Salt And Fluid;
- Heart Failure And Cirrhosis;

Spironolactone is indicated:
- To treat potassium deficiency and hyperaldosteronism;
- To reduce the amount of fluid in the body without causing the loss of potassium;
- To cure Edema and hypertension;

Warnings

Before taking Spironolactone, inform your physician if you:
- Taking a potassium supplement or an angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor like captopril;
- Have liver disease;
- Have kidney disease;
- Have high levels of potassium in your blood;
- Have diabetes mellitus;

Overdose

Seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of Spironolactone overdose include:
- Weakness;
- Vomiting;
- Shortness of breath;
- Nausea;
- Lethargy;
- Fatigue;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Confusion;
- An irregular heartbeat;

Side Effects

Stop taking Spironolactone and seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
- Weakness;
- Swelling of your lips tongue or face;
- Shortness of breath;
- Numbness;
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Hives;
- Fatigue;
- Difficulty in breathing;
- Decreased urination;
- Confusion;
- Closing of your throat;
- Allergic reaction like:;

Enlargement of the breasts (gynecomastia) is a not infrequent side effect.
Rare side effects include:
- Rash;
- Irregular Menstrual Periods;
- Irregular Hair Growth;
- Impotence;
- Drowsiness;
- Diarrhea;
- Cramps;

Continue using Spironolactone and consult your doctor if you experience:
- Unusual headache or dizziness;
- Nausea;
- Muscle cramps;
- Lowering of the voice;
- Excessive hair growth;
- Enlarged breasts;
- Dry mouth;
- Diarrhea or a decrease in appetite;
- Bloating;

Drug Interactions

Before taking Spironolactone tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications:
- Tolmetin such as Tolectin;
- Tolbutamide;
- Tolazamide;
- Sulindac such as Clinoril;
- Probenecid such as Benemid;
- Piroxicam such as Feldene;
- Oxaprozin such as Daypro;
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as:;
- Naproxen such as Naprosyn Anaprox or Aleve;
- Nabumetone such as Relafen;
- Lithium such as Lithobid or Eskalith;
- Ketorolac such as Toradol;
- Ketoprofen such as Orudis Orudis KT or Oruvail;
- Indomethacin such as Indocin;
- Ibuprofen such as Motrin Advil or Nuprin;
- Glyburide;
- Glipizide;
- Flurbiprofen such as Ansaid;
- Fenoprofen such as Nalfon;
- Etodolac such as Lodine;
- Diclofenac such as Cataflam or Voltaren;
- Diabetes medication such as:;
- Chlorpropamide;

Also, before taking Spironolactone, tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicine to treat:
- Water retention;
- Prostate problems;
- High blood pressure;
- Heart problems;

Form.

Tablets: 25 milligrams,
Tablets: 50 milligrams,
Tablets: 100 milligrams.
Without Prescription (2017)