Aldactone is a mild diuretic that increases the excretion of water, sodium and chlorine. While potassium and magnesium are accumulated. Active active substance of this drug is spironolactone. Due to excretion of fluid on the background of using this medication decreases the pressure.
Also, this substance reduces the concentration of male hormones in the blood – this property is used to reduce the manifestations of virilization in female patients undergoing therapy with androgens. In addition, Aldactone is used in the combined treatment of hypertension, chronic heart failure, nephropathy in newborns and pregnant women by reducing the level of potassium in the blood, including those associated with the intake of other drugs, some endocrine disorders, including pathologies of the reproductive system in women, some types of asthma; myasthenia gravis and so on.
Release this medicine in the form of tablets and capsules. What dose Aldactone required under different conditions, how to select and how to take, says the instruction of the drug.
Not shown is the use of this medicine:
- when anurii;
- acute and chronic failure of kidney function, including that associated with diabetes;
- with various violations of the mineral composition of the blood;
- in the menstrual cycle;
- accompanied by soreness of the breast;
- if you are hypersensitive components of the drug.
Sufficient research on the effect of Aldactone on the fetus when pregnant treatment was not conducted, therefore, in this period, it is not recommended. In the treatment of breastfeeding mothers this drug should be aware that some of its components are excreted in breast milk. For patients with severe cirrhosis, elderly, cardiac patients, diabetics and some other groups of patients Aldactone therapy should be undertaken with caution.
On the background of treatment with this medicine side effects may occur from the endocrine system: pain and swelling of the mammary glands, disorders of libido, erection or menstrual cycle, the appearance of menstrual bleeding in women during menopause and so on. Also, possible digestive disorders, Central nervous system, blood composition, blood production process. Allergic reactions can manifest as hives, itchy rash, hair loss or increased hair growth. Also, you may experience cramps on the calves.
Reviews on Aldactone.
Aldactone is a very common tool, which is used in clinical practice for a long time. People suffering from various diseases, leave their feedback on the effectiveness and effects of Aldactone.
Many report that the co-administration of Aldactone and potassium helps to significantly reduce swelling. However, side effects often occur. People in their reviews describe vomiting, the phenomenon of hirsutism, i.e. intensive growth of hair in women of a male. Some patients did not notice any effect from taking this drug.
Obviously, Aldactone correctly apply when a particular disease can only by a qualified technician. The effect of this drug on the hormonal status, the endocrine system must also stop patients from reckless, independent use of this drug.