What Spironolactone is used for:
You can also take Spironolactone for the following illnesses:
Nephrotic syndrome - a kidney disorder that causes too much fluid in your body
Ascites - too much fluid in your abdomen and oedema - accumulation of fluid beneath skin or in one or more cavities of the body that produces swelling, for example caused by cirrhosis of the liver
Malignant ascites- fluid containing cancer cells that collect in the abdomen
Primary aldosteronism - extra fluid in your body caused by too much of a hormone called aldosterone.
Do not take Spironolactone if:
you are allergic to spironolactone or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
you cannot pass urine
you have severe kidney disease
you have Addison’s disease
you have hyperkaliemia (raised blood potassium levels)
you are breastfeeding
you are taking water tablets (potassium sparing diuretics) or any potassium supplements
you are taking eplerenone (a medicine for high blood pressure).
Warnings and Precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking spironolactone if:
you suffer from kidney disease especially children with hypertension or liver disease.
Your doctor will routinely assess you particularly if you are elderly
you have difficulty passing urine
you have a disease that can result in electrolyte balance disturbance in your blood such as potassium or sodium
you have severe heart failure
you are pregnant
Possible side effects:
Stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention if you develop throat tightness or swelling of the eyes, face, lips or tongue, feel faint, or have difficulty breathing.
Stop using the product if you develop hives or itching of the face or body.
Other medicines and Spironolactone:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Your doctor may wish to alter your dose of Spironolactone if you are taking any of the following:
digoxin or carbenoxolone
medicines for high blood pressure including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, indomethacin, mefenamic acid or ibuprofen
heparin or low molecular weight heparin (medicines used to prevent blood clots)
medicines known to cause hyperkaliemia (raised blood potassium levels)
trimethoprim and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
How to use Spironolactone:
The adult dose varies from 25mg to 400mg spironolactone a day, depending on the condition being treated.
If you are not sure how much to take, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
How to store Spironolactone
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store your tablets above 30°C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the blister, carton or bottle label after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month