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Spironolactone, Aldacone

Description

Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic

Action

potassium-sparing diuretic

Indications

hypertension

Side Effects

abdominal pain, agranulocytosis, amenorrhea, anorexia, ataxia, azotemia, breast carcinoma, breast tenderness, confusion, diarrhea, drowsiness, erythema, fever, gastritis, gynecomastia, headache, hirsutism, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, impotence, lethargy, libido decrease, maculopapular rash, menstrual irregularity, metabolic acidosis, nausea/vomiting, polyuria, postmenopausal bleeding, sinus bradycardia, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions


Negative interactions:

Arginine
High doses of arginine may alter potassium levels.

Licorice
Licorice causes the body to lose potassium, which may counteract the drug action.

Magnesium
Potassium-sparing diuretics may cause magnesium retention.

Potassium
Potassium supplementation raise the levels too high.

Zinc
Amiloride may cause the body to retain zinc.

 

 

 

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