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Spironolactone

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist

Spironolactone - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Spironolactone cause?

  • Passing urine more often
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
    • This may occur especially when you get up quickly from lying or sitting down. Getting up slowly or changing posture slowly may help. Take a rest by sitting or lying down if you feel dizzy.
  • Breast pain or increase in size of breast in men, changes in menstrual cycle in women
  • Increased potassium levels in your blood
    • Your doctor may monitor your potassium levels and kidney function regularly when you are on this medication. 

Inform your healthcare professional if these side effects do not go away and become bothersome to you.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Spironolactone, what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You have any kidney problems

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Spironolactone?

Spironolactone - Additional Information

  • Updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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