Aldactazide (Spironolactone/HCTZ) is combination of Spironolactone and Hydrochlorothiazide which is used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, and extra fluid in the body. This medication also helps to prevent low blood potassium levels caused by using a diuretic. Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic and Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic, a water pill. Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic and Hydrochlorothiazide is a thiazide diuretic, a water pill. Spironolactone works by making you urinate more without lowering the amount of potassium in your body. It also helps your kidneys to remove excess salt and water, which helps to lower the amount of fluid in your blood vessels and other areas of your body. Hydrochlorothiazide works by making you urinate more and helps your kidneys remove extra water and electrolytes like sodium and potassium which helps lower your blood pressure and decrease swelling throughout the body. By lowering high blood pressure, you may help prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.
We currently offer the brand Aldactazide from Turkey may Pharmacia Ltd and the generic Spironolactone/HCTZ comes from Canada by a different manufacturer.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Aldactazide. The common side effects may include drowsiness or dizziness, electrolyte imbalance, feeling like you might faint, lack of energy or weakness, leg cramps, nausea & vomiting and severe pain in your upper stomach, which spreads to your back.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Breast tenderness and swelling;
• Changes in vision (blurred, tunnel, pain in the eye);
• Feeling light-headed;
• Low blood cell counts;
• Low levels of sodium;
• Symptoms of high or low potassium level
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Before you start taking Aldactazide, tell your doctor if you are allergic to Spironolactone or Hydrochlorothiazide or if you have an allergy to sulfa drugs, addison's disease, high levels of calcium or potassium in your blood, liver or kidney disease. You should also inform your doctor of your medical history and if you ever had asthma or any other allergies, cirrhosis or other liver disease, diabetes, glaucoma, gout, lupus, or severe kidney disease. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions with Aldactazide and other medications. This medication may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors. Drinking alcohol while taking Aldactazide can cause side effects. Avoid a diet high in salt; too much salt can cause water retention. Do not drive or do any hazardous activity until you know how this medication affects you. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Do not breastfeed while you are using this medication. Aldactazide is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years of age.
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