Aldactone 100 mg Tablet

Aldactone 100 mg Tablet

RPG Life Sciences Ltd
Uses of Aldactone 100 mg Tablet:
Oedema
Composition of Aldactone 100 mg Tablet:
Spironolactone 100mg
₹119.21
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MRP: ₹158.95
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SKU: PC-57
Product Description: Aldactone 100 mg Tablet is manufactured by RPG Life Sciences Ltd
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Condition: New
Sold by: Pulse Pharmacy India Pvt. Ltd.

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Uses

Spironolactone is generally used in treatment of the treatment of oedema. Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

Side effects

  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased creatinine level in blood
  • Leg cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

How to use

Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Spironolactone, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Spironolactone is to be taken with food.

How it works

Spironolactone is a diuretic drug. It's a potassium-sparing diuretic that reduces the excessive electrolytes and water from the body without losing potassium thereby lowering the blood pressure and swelling by eliminiating

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is $name?
Spironolactone belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets) It is a diuretic, which helps to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).

Q. Is $name an over the counter drug?
Spironolactone is a prescription drug and is available only with a valid prescription by the physician. It is not an over the counter medicine.

Q. Can $name cause constipation?
Spironolactone has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you have constipation while taking $name as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take $name with indomethacin?
Indomethacin may increase the diuretic effect of $name and both can increase the potassium levels in the blood. Patients should follow doctors advice if these two medicines are to be used together.

Q. Can I use $name for weight control?
{No, Spironolactone is not used for weight control. consult a doctor for the right therapy for weight control.

Q. Can I take $name with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name forever?
Spironolactone should be taken at prescribed doses for prescribed duration as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How long can I take $name for acne?
Do not take $name for acne unless advised by your doctor as it is not approved for use in this condition. If you are given $name for acne, please take it for a duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can males take $name for acne?
Spironolactone can be used for treating acne in males. It decreases sebum production and can be helpful, but it is not used in men because it blocks the action of androgens (male hormone) at the receptor sites in tissue and can cause feminizing physical side effects. If you are suffering from acne and you are a male. consult your physician before taking any medicines for your condition.

Q. Is $name an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body. It is not an ACE inhibitor.

Q. Is $name a thiazide diuretic?
No, Spironolactone is not a thiazide diuretic. It belongs to a different class of diuretics known as the potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Can I take $name with birth control?
Spironolactone can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) as no drug-drug interactions or side effects have been reported when used together. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking $name with any birth control pills (oral contraceptives).

Q. Can I take $name with phentermine?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name with amoxicillin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name without birth control?
Spironolactone alone is used to treat conditions like congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites). Spironolactone with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) is used in women for the treatment of their acne. However, it is not yet approved for the treatment of acne. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for acne.

Q. Can I take $name with metformin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name with isotretinoin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name with guaifenesin?
Spironolactone can be used with guaifenesin.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. but, interactions can occur. Please discuss your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take $name with vitamins?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Does $name cause weight gain?
Spironolactone does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking $name.

Q. Does $name stop your period?
Spironolactone does not stop period, however, it can cause irregular periods. Please consult your doctor if you experience irregular periods while taking $name.

Q. Does $name help hirsutism (excessive hair growth)?
Spironolactone can be used for the treatment of hirsuitism. Do not take $name for hirsuitism unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Does $name cause weight loss?
Spironolactone does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking $name as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

Q. Does $name cause hair loss?
Spironolactone can cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking $name as the dose of the drug may needs to be changed.

Q. Does $name cause depression?
Spironolactone does not cause depression. Please consult your doctor if you experience depression while taking $name.

Q. Does $name help with acne?
Spironolactone is not approved for the treatment of acne. However, it noted to be effective in treating acne in females when it is prescribed and paired with a birth control pill. A significant number of patients have reported that they have seen positive results in the pairing of these two medications, although these results may not be seen for up to three months. consult your doctor if you are suffering from acne as the therapy should be started only when advised by a doctor.

Q. Does $name cause hyponatremia?
Spironolactone can cause hyponatremia (very low level of sodium in the blood). Hyponatremia signs and symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, loss of energy and tiredness, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures, and coma. Please consult your doctor if you have the signs and symptoms of hyponatremia as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

Q. Does $name increase estrogen?
No, Spironolactone is not known to increase estrogen levels. It is a steroid that blocks the effects of the hormones aldosterone and testosterone and has some effects similar to those of the hormone progesterone.

Q. Does $name work?
Spironolactone works if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration as recommended by your doctor

Q. Is $name safe?
Spironolactone is safe to use if the dose is taken as prescribed for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.

Q. Is $name a diuretic?
Spironolactone belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets) It is a diuretic, which helps to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).

Q. Is $name a steroid?
Spironolactone is a synthetic steroid. It works by blocking the effects of the hormones aldosterone. It also blocks the action of testosterone.

Q. Does $name cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Spironolactone is not known to cause insomnia (inability to sleep). However, it can make you feel drowsy (sleepy). Consult your doctor if you experience sleep problems while taking Spironolactone.

Q. Is $name a beta blocker?
No, Spironolactone is not a beta blocker. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Is $name a hormone?
No, Spironolactone is not a hormone. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Is $name a blood pressure medication?
Spironolactone not indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it is a diuretic, which helps you lose excess fluid from your body and can lower your blood pressure especially if you are also taking other blood pressure lowering drugs. Talk to your doctor before taking $name if you are a hypertensive and also taking blood pressure lowering drugs.

Q. Is $name a controlled substance?
Spironolactone is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.It is not a controlled substance.

Q. Is $name harmful to kidneys?
In those who already have impaired kidney function Spironolactone can lead to acute kidney failure . Always inform your doctor if you have kidney problems as you may have to be given a different dose and a close monitoring of your kidney function test may be required.

Q. Is $name a blood thinner?
Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (also known as water tablets).It is not a blood thinner.

Q. Does $name cause cancer?
Breast cancer has been reported as a very rare side effect of $name. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concern regarding this side effect.

Q. Can I take $name with furosemide?
Both $name and furosemide are diuretics. However, they belong to the different class of diuretics. When used together, they can increase the diuretic effect of each other. Also, $name causes an increase in potassium levels while furosemide decreases the potassium levels. Effect of this interaction is not very clear. So, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Can I use Spironolactone with Torasemide?
The combination of Spironolactone and Torasemide is beneficial in maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torsemide is a loop diuretic and causes loss of potassium from your body while Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic which prevents the loss of potassium.

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Spironolactone along with other medicines to get rid of excess fluids in your body.Avoid driving or using machinery if you feel dizzy after taking Spironolactone.Avoid potassium-rich supplements or salt substitutes when taking Spironolactone.Spironolactone may cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.You may have muscle weakness, skin changes, and red or black tarry stool.Your frequency of urination will increase within 2 to 3 days of taking Spironolactone.Spironolactone helps remove fluid from your body when used with other drugs.It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Spironolactone affects you.It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.Your doctor will regularly check your kidney function and the amount of potassium in your blood while you're on this drug.Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, diarrhoea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
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