What is Aldactone and how is it used?
Aldactone is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of high blood pressure (hypertension), low potassium levels (hypokalemia) and heart failure. Aldactone may be used alone or with other medications.
Aldactone belongs to a class of drugs called Aldosterone Antagonists, Selective, Diuretics, Potassium-Sparing.
What are the possible side effects of Aldactone?
Aldactone may cause serious side effects including:
little or no urination,
bloody or tarry stools,
coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds,
muscle weakness or limp feeling,
numbness or tingly feeling,
slow heart rate,
loss of coordination,
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Aldactone include:
breast swelling or tenderness,
impotence or difficulty having an erection
ALDACTONE (spironolactone) is indicated in the management of:
Primary Hyperaldosteronism for
Establishing the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism by therapeutic trial.
Short-term preoperative treatment of patients with primary hyperaldosteronism.
Long-term maintenance therapy for patients with discrete aldosterone-producing adrenal adenomas who are judged to be poor operative risks or who decline surgery.
Long-term maintenance therapy for patients with bilateral micro or macronodular adrenal hyperplasia (idiopathic hyperaldosteronism).Aldactone For Sale Online
Usage In Pregnancy
The routine use of diuretics in an otherwise healthy woman is inappropriate and exposes mother and fetus to unnecessary hazard. Diuretics do not prevent development of toxemia of pregnancy, and there is no satisfactory evidence that they are useful in the treatment of developing toxemia.
Edema during pregnancy may arise from pathologic causes or from the physiologic and mechanical consequences of pregnancy.
ALDACTONE is indicated in pregnancy when edema is due to pathologic causes just as it is in the absence of pregnancy (however, see PRECAUTIONS: Pregnancy). Dependent edema in pregnancy, resulting from restriction of venous return by the expanded uterus, is properly treated through elevation of the lower extremities and use of support hose; use of diuretics to lower intravascular volume in this case is unsupported and unnecessary. There is hypervolemia during normal pregnancy which is not harmful to either the fetus or the mother (in the absence of cardiovascular disease),Aldactone For Sale Online