Generic name: Spironolactone
Packing: 25 tabs 100mg each
What is Aldactone used for?
This drug is a diuretic or “water pill”. It reduces the amount of water and sodium retained by the body. It is used to lower blood pressure, treat fluid retention (edema) and raise low potassium levels.
How to take Aldactone?
Take this exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or increase the dose without your doctor’s approval. Take with food or milk to minimize stomach upset. Because this drug may increase urination, avoid taking a dose right before bedtime.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, and lightheadedness.
How to store Aldactone
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.
This article is for informational purposes only. For further instructions on Aldactone consult with your doctor.
Possible side effects:
- blurred vision
- dry mouth
- stuffy nose