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Aldactone 25mg Tablet_90312 (1)
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Aldactone 25mg Tablet

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Salt Composition : Spironolactone

Manufacturer : RPG LIFE SCIENCES LTD

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: ‚āĻ36.6
Price : ‚āĻ33
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Introduction to Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Aldactone 25mg tablet contains the active constituent spironolactone, which belongs to the class of potassium-sparing diuretics. It is used in the treatment of heart failure and in hypertension (patients with high blood pressure). It is used to treat low potassium levels in the body, which is otherwise known as hypokalemia and reduces swelling (edema in the body).

Aldactone 25mg tablet is taken as per the advice of the doctor. It can be taken in the morning in order to avoid frequent urination during the night times. It’s important to take this medicine with food at the same time every day. You should not stop taking this medication when you feel better because it can cause the condition to worse. If you are taking this medication for high blood pressure along with medication, you have to follow lifestyle changes like exercising regularly and a low salt diet to increase the effectiveness of this medicine. Avoid the consumption of alcohol as it increases the side effects of this medication. 

The common side effects of Aldactone 25mg tablet are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and swelling. Tenderness of breasts is common in both men and women. Before you start this medication, discuss the kidney, heart, and liver diseases that you have had for a longer period of time. Tell about all the medications you are taking for different diseases and inform your doctor about your pregnancy or if you are planning for pregnancy and if you are a breastfeeding mother because it can cause harmful effects and birth defects in a developing child. Blood pressure and potassium levels should be checked regularly, and kidney function tests should be monitored while taking this medication.


Uses of Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Aldactone 25mg tablet is used in the treatment of heart failure and in hypertension (patients with high blood pressure). It is used to treat low potassium levels in the body, which is otherwise known as hypokalemia, and reduces swelling (edema in the body).


Therapeutic Effects of Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Aldactone 25mg tablet consists of spironolactone which is a potassium-sparing diuretic. This medication works by lowering blood pressure by removing the excess water and electrolyte from the body and maintaining balance without reducing the potassium level in the body.


Interaction of Aldactone 25mg Tablet with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products that you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Aldactone 25mg tablet and can cause potential side effects.  


More Information about Aldactone 25mg Tablet

  • Store away from light & moisture and maintain the temperature below 30¬ļc
  • Keep out of sight and reach of children.

How to consume Aldactone 25mg Tablet

This medication is taken as per the advice of the doctor. It can be taken in the morning in order to avoid frequent urination during the night times.  Take Aldactone 25mg tablet  at the same time every day. Avoid breaking or chewing the tablet. Instead, swallow it whole with a glass of water.


Safety Advices for Aldactone 25mg Tablet

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Pregnancy

  

It is unsafe to use Aldactone 25mg tablet during pregnancy because it causes harmful effects on the developing baby. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnant.

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Breast Feeding

  

Limited data is available on to use of Aldactone 25mg tablet in lactating or breastfeeding mothers. Consult your doctor before starting this medication.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Aldactone 25mg tablet can be given to patients with lung problems. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Liver

  

Aldactone 25mg tablet is used with caution in patients with liver disorders. Alteration of the dose is required for patients with liver disorders. Inform your doctor before starting this medication.

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Alcohol

  

It is unsafe to use Aldactone 25mg tablet during alcohol consumption as it causes a decrease in alertness. Consult your doctor for more advice

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Driving

  

Using Aldactone 25mg tablet on driving is unsafe because it causes a lack of concentration and dizziness.


Side Effects of Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all medications cause side effects, not everyone gets them. 

Serious

  • Skin rash
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Breast pain

Common 

  • Stomach pain
  • headache
  • nausea and vomiting
  • dizziness
  • leg cramps
  • hair loss
  • increase in creatinine levels in the blood

Word of Advice

It is suggested to tell your doctor if you have any history of allergic reactions to avoid life-threatening complications. Take Aldactone 25mg tablet in the morning time as it causes frequent urination. Tell your doctor before the treatment commencement if you are pregnant or have heart, liver, kidney, or uterine problems and inform them about the medication that you are taking for different diseases as it may affect or affect other medications. While using this medication, kidney function tests should be monitored regularly. Blood pressure and potassium levels should be checked regularly.


FAQs

Q 1. Is Aldactone 25mg tablet a steroid?

Yes. Aldactone 25mg tablet is a steroid that has estrogen-like effects on the effects of hormones aldosterone and testosterone and it can also cause side effects like tenderness in breasts for both men and women.

Q 2. Is Aldactone 25mg tablet harmful to kidneys?

Aldactone 25mg tablet can worsen the condition in patients with low salt content in their bodies and in patients who take other medications for blood pressure. So, consult your doctor before using this medication.

Q 3. Can Aldactone 25mg tablet cause an increase in breast size?

Yes, it causes an increase in breast size in both females and males because it is the anti-androgenic hormone that inhibits the function of testosterone. It has estrogen effects which is the reason for the enlargement of breasts when it is used for a longer period of time.

Q 4. What does the Aldactone 25mg tablet do to hormones?

Aldactone 25mg tablet blocks the action of aldosterone, which is the hormone released by the pituitary gland. As it causes decreased fluid and electrolyte balance, it can lead to sodium retention which leads to high blood pressure and heart diseases.

Q 5. Does Aldactone 25mg tablet cause frequent urination?

Yes, Aldactone 25mg tablet causes frequent urination as it is a diuretic which is otherwise known as a water pill. It's better to take this medication during morning time in order to avoid disturbances during sleep at night time.


Fact Box of Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Molecule name: Spironolactone

Therapeutic class: Cardiac

Pharmacological class: Aldosterone antagonists

Indications:

1. Edema

2.Hypertension

3. Heart failure

4. Low potassium levels


References

  1. https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2898/pil (revised on June 2022) (accessed date 31/11/2022)
  2. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2008/012151s062lbl.pdf (revised on January 2008) (accessed date 31/11/2022)
  3. https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a7510768-8a52-4230-6aa0-b0d92d82588f (revised on August 22, 2018) (accessed date 31/11/2022)

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