Always consult a medical doctor or patient care specialist before using spironolactone capsules.
Indications and Usage
Spironolactone is indicated in the management of liver diseases, nephrotic syndrome and hyperaldosteronism (excessive secretion of aldosterone). It is also used in managing heart failure, high blood pressure, and other arterial pressure abnormalities.
Do not take spironolactone if:
- You have severely decreased hepatic (liver) function;
- You have severely decreased kidney function;
- You have blood disorders like porphyrias;
- You have anuria (inability of the kidneys to produce urine);
- You have a high potassium level in your blood (hyperkalemia);
- You have Addison’s disease;
- You are allergic to spironolactone active ingredients.
Administration and Dosage
Use of spironolactone capsules during pregnancy or breastfeeding does not appear to be harmful. Consult with your doctor or health care professional before taking spironolactone.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage. The usual dose for adults is 50-100mg per day. Adults with hyperaldosteronism may take up to 400mg per day for 3 to 4 weeks. Spironolactone capsules are not for use in children below 18 years of age.
Possible interactions with spironolactone capsules include angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE inhibitors), angiotensin 11 receptor blockers (ARBS), direct renin inhibitors, eplerenone (this drug shouldn’t be used with spironolactone capsule), pain drugs, cholesterol drugs, digoxin, and lithium. Spironolactone capsules should not be taken with alcohol. Consult your doctor about any medications you are taking, before treatment with spironolactone capsules.
This medicine is contraindicated if:
- You are below 18years;
- You have severe and worsening liver/kidney damage;
- You are pregnant/breastfeeding;
- You are taking eplerenone;
- You have not gotten guidelines from your doctor who knows your medical history.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect spironolactone capsules overdose.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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