Our bodies are complex biochemical systems, which function well only when they are in balance. One of the most important components of our metabolism and wellbeing overall is the balance of salt consumption in our body. This process is regulated by potassium and imbalance causes having excessive amounts of water in your body and salt deposits in your joints. To treat this imbalance medics prescribe Aldactone (spironolactone).
Usage of Spironolactone
(Spironolactone 25, 100mg) is Aldactone active ingredient, which is used to regulate the levels of aldosterone hormone. This hormone is produced in adrenal glands and regulates salt-water balance in our bodies. By increasing potassium level in blood these substances can increase amounts of water, keeping your blood fluid and metabolism balanced.
Lack of water in body leads blood becoming less fluid, which worsens all important life parameters, affects many systems and leads to diuretic disorders, like inability to urinate. Diuretic disorders can be very serious and life-threatening, that is why keeping water amount balanced is very important and Aldactone is widely prescribed to diagnose and treat disorders like:
- Fluid retention (enema),
- Liver cirrhosis,
- Kidney disorder (nephrotic syndrome),
- Congestive heart failure, etc.
You can ask your doctor for the full list, however please keep in mind that having certain disorders or taking certain medications prohibits Aldactone usage.
Contraindications to Aldactone usage
The list includes such conditions:
- Addison’s disease (adrenal gland disorder),
- Kidney disorders,
- Being on eplerenone,
- High levels of potassium (hyperkalemia).
For women this list also includes being pregnant or nursing. During animal testing on rats during pregnancy, Spironolactone proved to be the reason for cancerous tumours genesis. However, rats were exposed to very high doses of the drug, double or even triple to standard Spironolactone 100 mg dose for adults. No studies were conducted on humans, so use caution.
Doctor may still have to insist on prescribing Aldactone in case lack of water in the body becomes life threatening. Spironolactone is found in human breast milk, so intensive care is required both for nursing mother and her baby while on Aldactone.
Terms of storage and usage
Please follow prescription in full. Take the medication as it was scheduled by the doctor. Doses vary depending on the disorder that is treated.
If you missed a dose, take it as soon as you can. If the next dose is soon to be taken, do not take the lost dose to avoid overdosing.
You should store Aldactone in a dark dry place at normal room temperature, away from heat or direct sunlight.
In case you are undergoing a course of high blood pressure treatment, do not drop taking Aldactone, as it may result in drastic decrease of potassium levels and high blood pressure.
If you should have a surgery, inform your surgeon about the fact that you are on Aldactone as it is important for surgery and rehabilitation period.
After curing certain disorders you may have to take Aldactone for the rest of your life. Please do it responsibly to avoid possible side effects.
Aldactone side effects
Side effects of Aldactone include such symptoms:
- dizziness, headache, mild drowsiness;
- breast swelling or tenderness;
- impotence, difficulty having an erection;
- mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhoea;
- leg cramps.
Drinking alcohol may lead to serious side effects while on Spironolactone 25mg. Drinking a lot of low-sodium milk products, containing lots of potassium can lead to serious potassium levels increase. High-salt diet should be avoided, as well as using salt substitutes, as it causes body to retain water and impairs water balance in the body.
Overheating or dehydration is strictly prohibited; please try to always consume sufficient amounts of water during hot season.
If you use Aldactone responsibly and according to the prescription, you will benefit from it and will not suffer any negative effects. Ordering online helps save on costs and have a sufficient supply of Spironolactone if you need one.