Tips to know before using aldactone(spironolactone)This medicine is a potassium-sparing diuretic used to treat congestive heart failure or high blood pressure. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Aldactone will prevent your potassium levels from getting low. This medicine also will help your body in order to not to absorb too much salt(sodium).
You should not use this medicine without doctor consultation if you have:
- high level of potassium in your blood
- addison’s disease
- taking other medicine especially eplerenone
- kidney disease
- Heart disease
- taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
- low levels of magnesium in your blood
You should avoid drinking alcohol because it can increase side effects of aldactone.
- Headache and dizziness
- Cramps - leg cramps
- Vomiting - nausea
- Stomach bleeding
- Confusion, Slurred
- Slow heart rate
- Difficulty having an erection
Product Code: 1325
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