What is Spirotone (Spironolactone) used for?
Spirotone (Spironolactone) can be used to treat low levels of potassium and also conditions that result in the body producing excessive amounts of a natural chemical known as aldosterone. This drug is a type of potassium sparing diuretic, which prevents the body from absorbing unneeded salt while also preventing the potassium levels from getting too low. Other conditions this drug is used to treat include edema occurring as a result of congestive heart failure, hypertension and hyperaldosteronism.
How should I use Spirotone (Spironolactone)?
Spirotone (Spironolactone) tablets should be taken orally, exactly as directed by your physician. Patients are usually advised to take this drug early in the day, preferably before 6pm to avoid waking up during the night to urinate. This drug is normally taken once or twice per day. Your physician will advise you on how much and how often to take it. Patients may need to take this drug for up to 2 weeks before they notice the full benefits.
What are the side effects of Spirotone (Spironolactone)?
Spirotone (Spironolactone) may cause gas, dizziness or vomiting. Consult your physician as soon as possible if you notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Spirotone (Spironolactone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.