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Available Form:   Tablet
Manufacturer name:   Pfizer
Generic name:   spironolactone
Strength:   25mg, 100mg

What is Aldactone?

Aldactone (Spironolactone) belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics (water pills). It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) that occurs with Congestive Heart Failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and nephrotic syndrome.

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Aldactone frequently asked questions

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Aldactone How to Take

Aldactone (Spironolactone) belongs to the class of medications known as diuretics (water pills). It is used to treat edema (fluid retention) that occurs with Congestive Heart Failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and nephrotic syndrome. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and to diagnose and treat primary hyperaldosteronism (a condition where too much aldosterone is produced by the adrenal glands).

Aldactone (Spironolactone) can also be used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (too little potassium in the body) when other methods are not appropriate. Aldactone (Spironolactone) works by making the body lose excess water and salt but reduces the loss of potassium from the body.

Aldactone (Spironolactone) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Aldactone (Spironolactone) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Aldactone (Spironolactone) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested Aldactone (Spironolactone) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Aldactone (Spironolactone), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Aldactone (Spironolactone) without consulting your doctor.

Do not give Aldactone (Spironolactone) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Aldactone (Spironolactone) if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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Aldactone Dosage

The recommended dose of Aldactone (Spironolactone) for adults ranges from 25 mg to 400 mg daily depending on the condition being treated. It may be taken in single or divided doses. For children with edema (fluid retention) associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or nephrotic syndrome, the daily dose is based on body weight and is given in single or divided doses. Since Aldactone (Spironolactone) increases urine output, it is better to take it early in the day (with breakfast if you are taking a once-daily dose, or with breakfast and lunch if you are taking divided doses). Aldactone (Spironolactone) may be taken with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take the medication with food. Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor. It is important that Aldactone (Spironolactone) be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. Store Aldactone (Spironolactone) at room temperature, protect it from heat and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Aldactone Side Effects

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Aldactone (Spironolactone). If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Aldactone (Spironolactone) with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Aldactone (Spironolactone). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when rising from a lying or sitting position
  • drowsiness
  • Dry Mouth
  • fatigue
  • Fever
  • frequent urination
  • headache
  • nausea
  • thirst
  • vomiting

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • confusion
  • enlarged or painful breasts
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • increased infections
  • irregular menstrual period
  • muscle weakness or cramps
  • rapid weight loss
  • signs of Anemia (low red blood cells; e.g., dizziness, pale skin, unusual tiredness or weakness, shortness of breath)
  • signs of bleeding (e.g., unusual nosebleeds, bruising, blood in urine, coughing blood, bleeding gums, cuts that don't stop bleeding)
  • signs and symptoms of imbalance of water, sodium or potassium in the body (e.g., muscle pain or cramps, weakness, irregular heart beat)
  • signs of kidney problems (e.g., increased urination at night, decreased urine production, blood in the urine, swelling, fatigue, abdominal pain)
  • signs of liver problems (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools)
  • signs of pancreatitis (e.g., abdominal pain on the upper left side, back pain, nausea, fever, chills, rapid heartbeat, swollen abdomen)
  • skin rash
  • symptoms of high blood sugar (e.g., frequent urination, increased thirst, excessive eating, unexplained weight loss, poor wound healing, infections, fruity breath odour)

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • chest pain
  • signs of a Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) such as difficulty breathing; Hives; or swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • signs of a severe skin reaction (e.g., blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort)
  • signs of stomach bleeding such as vomiting of blood, stomach pain, black and tarry stools
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Aldactone (Spironolactone).

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Aldactone Available Form

25 mg
Each light yellow, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, debossed "ALDACTONE" and "25" on one face and "SEARLE" and "1001" on the other face and with peppermint odour, contains Aldactone (Spironolactone) 25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, cornstarch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, opaspray M-1-2042, peppermint flavouring, polyethylene glycol 400, povidone, and stearic acid.

100 mg
Each peach, round, biconvex, scored, film-coated tablet, debossed "ALDACTONE" and "100" on one face and "SEARLE" and "1031" on the other (scored) face and with peppermint odour, contains Aldactone (Spironolactone) 100 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: calcium sulfate, carnauba wax, cornstarch, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, opaspray M-1-2668, peppermint flavouring, polyethylene glycol 400, povidone, and stearic acid.

Aldactone Contraindications

Do not take Aldactone (Spironolactone) if you:

  • are allergic to Aldactone (Spironolactone) or any ingredients of the medication
  • are unable to produce urine
  • have Addison's Disease
  • have high blood levels of potassium
  • have rapidly worsening kidney function
  • have significantly reduced kidney function
  • are using Eplerenone, Heparin, or a low molecular weight heparin
  • are pregnant
  • are breast-feeding

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Aldactone Precautions

There may be an interaction between Aldactone (Spironolactone) and any of the following:

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with Aldactone (Spironolactone). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

Aldactone Warnings

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Aldactone (Spironolactone).

Breast enlargement in men: Men may develop breast enlargement with the use of Aldactone (Spironolactone). If this occurs, tell your doctor. In the great majority of cases, breast enlargement disappears once the medication is stopped.

Drowsiness and dizziness: Aldactone (Spironolactone) may cause drowsiness or dizziness, affecting your ability to drive or operate machinery.

Avoid these and other hazardous tasks until you have determined how Aldactone (Spironolactone) affects you. Aldactone (Spironolactone) may also cause dizziness or lightheadedness when moving from a lying or sitting to an upright position.

Alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this medication.

Potassium: Aldactone (Spironolactone) may cause high potassium levels if potassium intake is too high. Do not take potassium supplements, follow a diet rich in potassium, or use salt substitutes containing potassium while taking Aldactone (Spironolactone). People with reduced kidney function, seniors, and people with Diabetes are more at risk of developing high potassium levels.

Fluid and electrolyte balance: Aldactone (Spironolactone) may cause the levels of electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, and chloride in the blood to change while taking this medication. If you experience symptoms of fluid and electrolyte imbalance such as muscle pains or cramps; dry mouth; numb hands, feet, or lips; or racing heartbeat, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to monitor the levels of these electrolytes in your blood while you are taking Aldactone (Spironolactone).

Liver function: Small changes to electrolytes and fluid in the body can cause large changes to liver function. If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Aldactone (Spironolactone), and whether any special monitoring is needed. Your doctor may want to test your liver function regularly with blood tests while you are taking Aldactone (Spironolactone).

Pregnancy: Aldactone (Spironolactone) crosses the placenta and may affect the developing baby if taken by a woman when she is pregnant. Aldactone (Spironolactone) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Aldactone (Spironolactone) talk to your doctor about the potential benefits and risks of taking Aldactone (Spironolactone) during pregnancy.

Breast-feeding: Aldactone (Spironolactone) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Aldactone (Spironolactone), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

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