10 tablets/blister, 10 blisters/box;1,000 tablets/bottle
AdvaCare is a GMP manufacturer of Spironolactone tablets.
Spironolactone tablets are a diuretic that increases water loss from the kidneys and is commonly used to treat edema in heart and kidney failure and is used as an anti-androgen. Spironolactone is used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body.
Spironolactone also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome. It is also used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood) in which the body is making too much of a natural chemical (aldosterone).
Store the tablets at room temperature below 25 degrees C and keep them out of the reach and sight of children.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of spironolactone. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use.
Common spironolactone side effects include, but may not be limited to drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and headache.
Seek medical attention if the following develop:
- Increased thirst;
- Any sign of kidney problem (changes in the amount and color of urine);
- Mental/mood changes;
- Breast pain;
- Breast enlargement in men;
- Sexual function problems;
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain.
For a comprehensive list of all possible effects, consult your doctor.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking spironolactone.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay only if you are sure about how you might react to it because spironolactone tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Do NOT use spironolactone if:
- You are allergic to spironolactone or any of the ingredients in the tablet;
- You have Addisons disease (weakness, loss of energy, low blood pressure and dark pigmentation of the skin);
- You have kidney problem;
- You have high blood level of potassium;
- You are not passing urine.
Use of spironolactone during pregnancy is recommended only after consulting with your doctor. Spironolactone should not be taken if you are breast-feeding. Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking it.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults is: The usual dose is 11-200mg a day. In difficult or severe cases can be up to 400mg a day.
Usual does for children is: Usual starting dose is 3mg per kg of bodyweight a day, to be taken in divided doses. Depending on the response to treatment your doctor might change the dose.
Lithium, drugs that may increase the level of potassium in the blood (such as amiloride, cyclosporine, eplerenone, tacrolimus, triamterene, birth control pills containing drospirenone) may interact with spironolactone. Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with spironolactone.
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