This page contains brief details about the drug , it's indication, dosage & administaration, mechanism of action, related brands with strength, warnings and common side effects.
Background and Date of Approval
Spironolactone,Torasemide is an antidiuretic drugs that belongs to the category of medicines known as aldosterone receptor antagonists and loop diuretics. It was approved by the U.S. FDA on 21st of January 1960 to treat edema and hypertension.
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This drug works by blocking the action of aldosterone, a hormone that regulates salt and water balance in the body. By blocking aldosterone, spironolactone reduces the amount of sodium and water reabsorbed by the kidneys, which helps to decrease fluid retention and lower blood pressure. The other drug works by increasing the excretion of water and electrolytes from the kidneys, which helps to reduce excess fluid buildup in the body.
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Spironolactone,Torasemide are used in the treatment of heart failure and in hypertension (patients with high blood pressure). It is also used to treat low potassium levels in the body which is otherwise known as hypokalemia and reduces the swelling (edema in the body).
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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 this medication at the same time every day. Avoid breaking or chewing the tablet. Instead, swallow it whole with a glass of water.
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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. 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.
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.
The common side effects that are likely to occur while you are on the treatment with Spironolactone, Torasemide are stomach pain, headache, dizziness, leg cramps, hair loss, nausea, and vomiting. Some serious side effects also include irregular heartbeat, skin rash, and breast pain. If you experience any allergic or unusual reactions after taking this medicine, report them to your doctor immediately.
Word Of Advice
It is suggested to tell your doctor if you have any history of allergic reactions to avoid life-threatening complications. Take this medication in the morning time as it causes frequent urination. Tell your doctor before the treatment commencement if you are pregnant or having 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.
Frequently Asked Question
- Aldactone 100 mg film-coated tablets - patient information leaflet (PIL) - (EMC). Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/2898/pil (Accessed: April 5, 2023).
- Aldactone - Food and Drug Administration. Available at: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2008/012151s062lbl.pdf (Accessed: April 5, 2023).
- DailyMed - spironolactone- spironolactone tablet, film coated U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health. Available at: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a7510768-8a52-4230-6aa0-b0d92d82588f (Accessed: April 5, 2023).
- Highlights of prescribing information- pfizer. Available at: https://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?format=PDF&id=520 (Accessed: April 5, 2023).
The drug information on this page is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant for educational purposes only. For further details consult your doctor about your medical condition to know if you are eligible to receive this treatment.