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Spironolactone

spironolactone
Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low. Spironolactone is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension), or hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood). Spironolactone also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome. Spironolactone is also used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body. Aldosterone is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body. Spironolactone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
spironolactone
DRUG TYPE
potassium-sparing diuretics

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You should not use spironolactone if you Addison's disease, high levels of potassium in your blood, if you are unable to urinate, or if you are also taking eplerenone.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Aldactone tablet 100 mg25 mg50 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Spironolactone tablet 100 mg25 mg50 mg

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