Aldactone (Spironolactone) is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure or hypokalemia. It is also used to treat fluid retention in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder. Spironolactone belongs to the class of medications known as potassium-sparing diuretics. This medication works by blocking the actions of the hormone aldosterone in the body. Aldosterone is produced by adrenal glands and acts in the kidneys, where it controls the balance of salt and water in the body and keeps the potassium levels from getting too low. Take this medication as directed by your doctor.
Our Canadian Pharmacy currently offers the brand Aldactone from India by RPG Life Sciences, Turkey by Pharmacia Ltd and Canada by Pfizer. The generic Spironolactone is available from United Kingdom and Canada by different manufacturers. Aldactone is available in the strength of 25mg, 50 mg and 100 mg tablets.
The common side effects may include diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, headache, nausea, upset stomach and vomiting.
Talk to your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Breast pain;
• Breast enlargement in men;
• Dark urine;
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Increased thirst;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Menstrual period changes;
• Severe stomach or abdominal pain;
• Sexual function problems;
• Yellowing of eyes or skin
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.
You should not take Aldactone if you are allergic to Spironolactone or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Aldactone may increase your potassium levels. Limit foods high in potassium such as bananas, tomatoes, potatoes and low-salt milk. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk but it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant