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Aldactone Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Aldactone® is a diuretic. Diuretics increase the amount of urine passed, which may causes the body to lose water and salt. This medicine helps to treat high blood pressure. It also reduces the swelling and water retention that may be caused by various medical conditions such as heart, liver, or kidney disease.

Aldactone Dosage

  • For the treatment of Primary Hyperaldosteronism, the usual starting dose is 400 milligrams per day.
  • For the treatment of Essential Hypertension, the usual starting dose is 50 to 100 milligrams daily.

Uses of Aldactone

  • It is used to treat hyperaldosteronism, a condition in which the adrenal gland secretes too much aldosterone.
  • It is also used to treat other medical conditions that require the elimination of excess fluid from the body.

Side Effects of Aldactone

Before taken Aldactone medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Alamast. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Breast development in males
  • Change in potassium levels
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive hairiness
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Kidney problems
  • Skin eruptions
  • Stomach bleeding
  • Ulcers
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Aldactone

  • You should not be taken ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec, Capoten while you are using Aldactone.
  • If you have liver disease, then you should be used this medicine with extra caution.
  • If you are taking this medicine, then it may cause excessive sweating, severe diarrhea, or vomiting. So you should be used this medicine with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Aldactone with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Aldactone with the following:

  • ACE inhibitors such as Vasotec and Capoten
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Seconal
  • Digoxin
  • Indomethacin
  • Lithium
  • Narcotic drugs such as those containing codeine
  • Other high blood pressure medications
  • Steroids such as prednisone
Overdose

After taken Aldactone if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Aldactone overdose include:

  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Patchy raised skin rash
  • Vomiting


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