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Generic: spironolactone
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It helps you make more urine and to lose excess water from your body
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact them.

You may need to be on a special diet while taking this medicine. Ask your doctor. Also, ask how many glasses of fluid you need to drink a day. You must not get dehydrated.

This medicine may make you feel confused, dizzy or lightheaded. Drinking alcohol and taking some medicines can make this worse. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not sit or stand up quickly.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
  • black or tarry stools
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • muscle pain, cramps
  • numbness, tingling in hands or feet
  • trouble breathing
  • trouble passing urine
  • unusual bleeding
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in voice or hair growth
  • confusion
  • dizzy, drowsy
  • dry mouth, increased thirst
  • enlarged or tender breasts
  • headache
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • sexual difficulty, unable to have an erection
  • stomach upset

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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