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.