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Aldactone 25mg Tablet

Name: Aldactone 25mg Tablet
Manufacturer: RPG Life Sciences Ltd
MRP: Rs. 29.65
Unit Price: Rs. 1.98
Package Price: Rs. 29.65 (Qty.: 15)
Package Form: strip
Medicine Form: tablet

What is Aldactone?

Aldactone is a medicine used for reducing elevated blood pressure and controlling it. This medicine prevents water retention in the body by balancing levels of sodium and potassium. Thus, the water content of blood reduces and normal blood pressure can be maintained. This principle helps in symptomatic treatment of many health disorders of the heart, kidneys, liver etc.

Composition of Aldactone:

Each 25 mg tablet of Aldactone is composed of Spironolactone, which is an aldosterone antagonist.

What is Aldactone Used for?

Aldactone helps in curing symptoms of many health conditions which involve water retention into the body. Some of the disorders which respond well to Aldactone are given below:

  • Hypertension
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Cardiac failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Hypokalemia
  • Conn's syndrome
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Peripheral edema

Aldactone helps to treat symptoms of the above mentioned disorders owing to its property of expelling water from the body and reducing sodium retention. Patients should remain cautious while consuming the medicine and watch out for any ill effects of Aldactone.

Side Effects of Aldactone:

Aldactone acts by balancing the proportion of sodium, potassium and water within the body tissues. While levels of sodium and water reduce, levels of potassium increase under the effect of Aldactone. The task of balancing levels of each element can occasionally lead to some side effects of the medicine. These have been mentioned below:

  • Headache and dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscular weakness
  • Changes in urinary habits
  • Irregular heartbeats
  • Abnormal increase in thirst

If patients experience any of these symptoms after starting to consume Aldactone, they should contact their doctor. The dose of Aldactone might be altered or the medicine may be changed altogether.

Precautions for Aldactone Consumption:

Aldactone is a medicine which is used to treat health conditions involving vital organs like heart, kidney etc. Therefore, certain precautions should be followed if you consume the medicine regularly. Some of these instructions are mentioned below:

  • Limit usage of foods like banana, tomatoes, potatoes etc. which are high in potassium.
  • Do not restrict salt intake as this could reduce sodium levels below normal.
  • Ensure that you consume adequate but not excessive quantities of water to avoid dehydration.
  • If you have a history of hyperkalemia, Addison's disease, liver cirrhosis, consult your doctor before starting Aldactone.
  • Since the drug makes its user feel drowsy, it is prohibited to drive vehicles, operate heavy machinery or do tasks which might endanger the life of patient or those around him/her.
  • If you are on Aldactone, it is strictly prohibited to consume alcohol or tobacco in any form.
  • Pregnant ladies should consume the medicine only after checking with their doctor.
  • Other medicines which are prescribed with Aldactone should be taken only as per doctor's prescription.

Aldactone Alternatives:

Following is a list of medicines which have similar chemical composition like Aldactone and have similar therapeutic effects:

  • CaroSpir
  • Aldactide
  • Spilactone
  • Dytor Plus 20

Aldactone FAQs:

  • Are all Aldactone alternatives suitable for a particular health condition?
    Patients should not take an alternative medicine for Aldactone unless advised by doctor. Though Aldactone alternatives have similar therapeutic action, there are many other parameters to be considered while prescribing a medicine.

  • Is Aldactone safe during breast feeding?
    Though Aldactone is not contraindicated during breast feeding, its use is restricted. It is to be taken only if absolutely necessary.