Spironolactone (25 and 50mg)
Spironolactone is a medication used in treating high blood pressure, heart failure, swelling (edema) caused by heart failure, or liver disease.
Spironolactone works by removing the excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems. Spironolactone is known as a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill)
Spironolactone is also used in treating conditions in which the body produces too much aldosterone.
How do I use spironolactone?
It is best to use spironolactone before 6 pm to avoid having to interrupt your sleep to urinate.
This medication is to be used by mouth as your doctor direct, however, if you have a stomach upset after using this medication, use it with food or milk.
The dosage of spironolactone is based on your condition and response to treatment and body weight.
What are the side effects of spironolactone?
Side effects of spironolactone include:
• stomach upset
• mental or mood change
• muscle spasm
• Unusual fatigue
• Breast enlargement in men
• menstrual period change
• Breast pain
• Dark urine
• Yellowing of skin and eyes
• Other unlisted side effects
Spironolactone may cause high levels of potassium which can be fatal if untreated, especially in patients with kidney problems.