ALDACTONE 50 MG

63.45

15 tablets in 1 strip

 

MANUFACTURER
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
SALT COMPOSITION
Spironolactone (50mg)

 

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Description

Overview

INTRODUCTION

Aldactone 50 Tablet is a medicine known as a diuretic (water pill). It is mainly used in the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure. It reduces the swelling (edema) caused by some other conditions. This medicine is also used to treat low potassium levels in the body (hypokalemia).

Aldactone 50 Tablet should be taken with food at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Taking it early in the day can help prevent you from having to get up at night to go to the toilet frequently, You should keep using this medicine as it has been prescribed, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Follow your doctor’s advice about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, and making changes to your diet like a low-salt diet may increase the effectiveness of this medicine.

The common side effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and swelling, or tenderness of your breasts (men and women). If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects and should be avoided.

You should be careful about using Aldactone 50 Tablet if you have kidney problems or are unable to urinate. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart disease or are pregnant. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. While using this medicine, you may be advised to limit your intake of salt or salt substitutes, and you should have your blood pressure checked frequently. Some other tests like kidney function (e.g., creatinine) and potassium levels will be done to monitor your progress.

USES OF ALDACTONE TABLET

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Edema
  • Low potassium
  • Heart failure

BENEFITS OF ALDACTONE TABLET

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Aldactone 50 Tablet is a diuretic medicine (water pill). It lowers blood pressure by removing excess salt and water from your body. Lowering of blood pressure makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and puts you at a lesser risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. It is also associated with better survival in people with cardiovascular disease. In general, this medicine is used along with other blood pressure-lowering medicines. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to maximize the effectiveness of this medicine.

In Edema

Edema is caused by your body retaining too much water. Aldactone 50 Tablet is a diuretic medicine (water pill) that helps your body get rid of the extra water. It helps relieve symptoms such as swelling in your arms, legs, or abdomen. This will thus help you go about your daily activities more easily and make you more confident about being active. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get maximum benefits.

In Low potassium

Aldactone 50 Tablet is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, removes excess water and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

In Heart failure

Aldactone 50 Tablet is a diuretic medicine (water pill) that helps your body get rid of extra water (fluid retention). This helps relieve symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, or abdomen. This will thus help you go about your daily activities more easily and make you more confident about being active. It has been shown to increase survival rates and reduce the need for hospitalization in people with severe heart failure. It is usually used along with other medicines to treat heart failure. Take all your medicines as prescribed and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get the most benefit.
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SIDE EFFECTS OF ALDACTONE TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Aldactone

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Leg cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Increased creatinine level in blood

HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Drowsiness
    If the medicine is making you drowsy during the day, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. You can also consider taking a nap. Physical exercises such as walking may be helpful. Do not drink alcohol, as it will make you feel more tired. Avoid driving or operating heavy equipment when you are feeling drowsy. This problem usually goes away as your body gets used to the medicine. However, if it does not, ask your doctor if you can take your medicine at bedtime or whether the dose can be reduced.
  • Coping with Confusion
    If this medicine makes you feel this way, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. If the feeling does not go away or troubles you, do not take any more medicine and speak to a pharmacist or your doctor.
  • Coping with Breast enlargement in male
    Counselling and talking therapy can help you cope with anxiety and depression caused by this side effect. Talk to your doctor about medicines and procedures that may help reduce excess breast tissue.
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HOW TO USE ALDACTONE TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Aldactone 50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

HOW ALDACTONE TABLET WORKS

Aldactone 50 Tablet is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body without loss of potassium.

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Aldactone 50 Tablet.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Aldactone 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Aldactone 50 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Aldactone 50 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Aldactone 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Aldactone 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Aldactone 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Aldactone 50 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ALDACTONE TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Aldactone 50 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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