Aldactone is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypertension, heart failure, edema, and other conditions. In cases of pulmonary hypertension, Aldactone may be prescribed to reduce fluid retention and swelling. Aldactone is also referred to by its drug name, spironolactone.
Aldactone is in a drug class called diuretics. Diuretics, also known as water pills, are believed to work by ridding your body of sodium and water through urination.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Aldactone is generally taken one or more times daily.
Aldactone comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Aldactone lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, gas, abdominal pain, and frequent urination.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Aldactone include severe electrolyte imbalance.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Aldactone — RxList
PAH and Diuretics — Pulmonary Hypertension R.N.
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