Delivery Time: ~7 days
Delivery Time: ~7 days
What is Aldactone?
Aldactone is an oral potassium-sparing diuretic. It is characterized as a receptor antagonist drug and is available in brand and generic form. It forces kidneys to partially drain the body of water and sodium, and keeps the potassium level from dropping too low. It stops the body from absorbing too much salt and can reduce the edema that is caused by the heart, hypertension, liver problems, and kidney problems.
What are the indications for using Aldactone?
Aldactone is indicated for use by people with edema (fluid retention). Thus, Aldactone is most often prescribed to patients with congestive heart failure, hypertension, nephrotic kidney syndrome, or cirrhosis of the liver. It is also indicated for use against hyperaldosteronism. Aldactone can be given to people with hypokalemia, or those who are at risk for having hypokalemia. This is a condition that’s characterized by a low level of potassium in the blood.
What is the dosage for Aldactone?
The exact dosage of Aldactone depends on the type and severity of the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. The dosage of Aldactone for children is based on their body weight. Aldactone comes in the form of 25mg, 50mg, and 100mg, tablets. Adults with edema are advised to take 100mg a day (as one or two doses). The exact dosage can be adjusted in the range of 25-100mg a day. Hypertension patients should take 50-100mg a day, in one or several separate doses. The recommended dosage for treating hypokalemia is between 25mg and 100mg a day.
What are the contraindications for using Aldactone?
Aldactone should not be used by those who are allergic to it or to similar drugs. It may be unsafe for individuals with Addison’s disease or kidney disease. Also, don’t take Aldactone if you can’t urinate, are taking eplerenone, or have an elevated level of potassium in the blood. This medication may also be unsafe for people with an electrolyte imbalance or for those who have a heart or liver disease.
What are the adverse effects of Aldactone?
Aldactone has been known to cause diarrhea, drowsiness, nausea, headaches, dizziness, vomiting, an upset stomach, or lightheadedness. The rare but possible serious side effects include mood changes, breast pain, change in the amount of urine, muscle spasms, gynecomastia, and others. If you notice any of these side effects, get medical help immediately.