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Aldactone Tablets (Spironolactone) by RPG – Product Information
Aldactone (Spironolactone) is a potassium sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.
Spironolactone is a diuretic, which removes excess salt and water in the body. It also reduces androgen levels in women who have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and also reduces male-pattern hair growth (hirsutism).
Aldactone (Spironolactone) is used to treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body. Aldosterone is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body. Aldactone (spironolactone) also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome. Aldactone (Spironolactone) manufactured by RPG Life Sciences Ltd. is also used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood).
Name of Drug
We supply Aldactone by RPG Life Sciences. It is available in strengths of 25 mg, 50mg, and 100 mg.
Manufacturer of Aldactone Tablets
RPG Life Sciences Ltd.
Active Ingredient present in Aldactone Tablets
The active ingredient present in Aldactone tablets is Spironolactone.
Uses of Aldactone Tablets
Aldactone Tablets (Spironolactone) is used in the treatment of hypertension, oedematous disorders, diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism, reducing or preventing potassium loss due to thiazide diuretics and other conditions.
Spironolactone Tablets can reduce male-pattern hair growth (hirsutism), hair loss, and acne in women who have PCOS. Spironolactone used alone can cause irregular bleeding and could cause problems if used during pregnancy. For these reasons, it is usually taken along with birth control pills. It is used to control irregular menstrual bleeding and to reduce hirsutism.
Aldactone Tablets – Dosage
The recommended dosage of Aldactone tablets for various indications is given below. Please contact your doctor for exact dosing instructions since dosage is individualised.
Edema in adults (congestive heart failure, hepatic cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome).
An initial daily dosage of 100 mg of Aldactone administered in either single or divided doses is recommended, but the dosage may range from 25 mg to 200 mg daily.
For adults, a starting daily dosage of 50 to 100 mg of Aldactone tablets administered in either single or divided doses is recommended. Aldactone may also be given along with diuretics which act more proximally in the renal tubule or with other antihypertensive agents. Treatment with Aldactone should be continued for at least two weeks, since the maximum response may not occur before this time.
Aldactone tablets in a dosage ranging from 25 mg to 100 mg daily is useful in treating a diuretic-induced hypokalemia, when oral potassium supplements or other potassium-sparing regimens are not considered suitable to treat the indication.
Severe heart failure (NYHA class III – IV).
Treatment should be started with Aldactone 25 mg once daily if the patient’s serum potassium is =5.0 mEq/L and the patient’s serum creatinine is = 2.5 mg/dL. Patients who tolerate 25 mg once daily may have their dosage increased to 50 mg once daily as clinically indicated. Patients who do not tolerate 25 mg once-daily dose may have their dosage reduced to 25 mg every other day.
How to Use Aldactone Tablets
Take Aldactone (Spironolactone) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. To be sure it is not causing harmful effects; your blood will need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
It can cause unusual results with certain medical tests. If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using Aldactone (spironolactone).
You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Missed Dose Instruction for Aldactone Tablets
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Side effects of Aldactone Tablets
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction including: hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Aldactone (spironolactone) and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
• numbness or tingly feeling
• muscle pain or weakness
• slow, fast, or uneven heart rate
• feeling drowsy, restless, or light-headed
• urinating less than usual or not at all
• shallow breathing
• tremors, confusion
• nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
• severe skin reaction — fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling
Less serious side effects may include:
• mild nausea or vomiting
• dizziness, headache
• gas, stomach pain
• skin rash
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Overdose symptoms may include drowsiness, confusion, red skin rash, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.