Spironolactone falls under the class of drugs known as "Aldosterone Antagonists and Potassium-sparing Diuretics".It is commonly marketed as "Aldactone". This pharmaceutical medicine is known to treat diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, and hypokalemia (low levels of Potassium in the blood). Spironolactone also alleviates edema caused by conditions such as liver cirrhosis, congestive heart failure, and nephrotic syndrome. It was approved for use by the FDA (U.S Food and Drug Administration) on 08/20/2001. This pharmaceutical medicine is strictly prohibited for use in diseases such as acute renal insufficiency, impaired renal function, hyperkalemia, Addison's disease, and simultaneous use of eplerenone. It should be used with caution in neurological disorders. Spironolactone can be administered via the mouth in the form of a tablet or liquid. It can be taken once or twice a day. This pharmaceutical remedy can be taken either with food or on an empty stomach. Spironolactone can manifest certain adverse effects which include increased urinary urgency, dehydration, decreased blood levels of sodium, low blood pressure, fatigue, dry skin with rashes. Owing to its antiandrogen properties it can cause breast tenderness and gynecomastia in men; as well as sexual dysfunction, and loss of libido. Side effects specific to women include irregular menses, breast tenderness, and enlargement. The most prominent and life-threatening side effect of Spironolactone, however, is increased levels of potassium in the blood (hyperkalemia). The use of Spironolactone in pregnancy can only be done if the benefits outweigh the risks. Its use in breastfeeding, however, is controversial. According to certain studies, it causes no harm to the infant. On the contrary, other studies only allow usage if the need is absolute.
Warnings: Follow all Instructions on your medicine package and label. It is wise to tell your healthcare providers about all your medical allergies, illnesses, and all medicines you use. Before taking SPIRONOLACTONE: You should not use This medical remedy if you are allergic to it This drug may also be used for purposes that may not have been listed in this medication guide.
How Does SPIRONOLACTONE Work?
Spironolactone acts via antagonizing the action of aldosterone at its receptor. This stops the retention of sodium and water in the body and spares the excretion of potassium in the urine. Through these actions, Spironolactone is able to decrease the water content of the body thus relieving edema, as well as lowering the blood pressure.
How to use SPIRONOLACTONE?
Read the SPIRONOLACTONE Guide and, if available, the Patient Information Leaflet that will be provided by your pharmacist before you start taking SPIRONOLACTONE. If you have any questions related to SPIRONOLACTONE, ask your pharmacist or doctor.
Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day. Keep taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.
Tell your doctor if you do not get better or if you get worse.
How much money does SPIRONOLACTONE cost?
It is obtainable in generic and brand versions. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons can help balance the price. In the USA, a 100 mg Spironolactone tablet costs $0.71-$1.45, whereas a 50 mg tablet costs $0.25-$0.8. A 25 mg Spironolactone tablet costs $0.12-$0.44. Prices may vary on the pharmacy you visit.
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