Rated Aldactacine (Aldactone) for Hypertension Report
i was taking it for high blood pressure, and also I was overweight. It worked like a charm my BP was right on the dot and I lost 65 lbs in 3 months, I felt great. Then I came off of it and over time my BP is high again and all the weight I lost came back and I have been feeling like crap ever since. I will be going to my Dr, to be put back on it.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Aldactacine if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
Addison's disease (an adrenal gland disorder);
high levels of potassium in your blood (hyperkalemia);
if you are unable to urinate; or
if you are also taking eplerenone.
To make sure Aldactacine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of magnesium in your blood);
In animal studies, Aldactacine caused certain types of tumors. It is not known whether tumors could occur in people using this medicine. Ask your doctor about your risk.
It is not known whether Aldactacine will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Aldactacine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
When considering whether or not to take Aldactacine to address your androgen-related PCOS symptoms, you should be aware of the following cautions regarding this drug, in order to avoid potentially dangerous complications:
- Potassium supplementation and salt substitutes (containing potassium) should not be taken while taking Aldactacine as this may cause potentially high – and deadly – potassium levels in your body (a condition called hyperkalemia). Your potassium levels will need to be closely monitored, especially during the first twelve months of use and whenever the dosage is increased.
Rated Aldactacine (Aldactone) for Congestive Heart Failure Report
I have been taking 50mg./day for about a year now. I have developed gynecomastia which has developed to the extent that I wear a sports bra to hold my chest in and hide the development. My doctor will not take me off this drug since it seems to be helping my heart condition.
Gynecomastia reported and usually reversible
Hyponatremia, hypomagnesemia, hypocalcemia, hypochloremic alkalosis, and hyperglycemia may occur
Asymptomatic hyperuricemia can occur and rarely gout may occur; monitor serum electrolytes, uric acid, and blood glucose periodically In cirrhosis, avoid electrolyte and acid/base imbalances that might lead to hepatic encephalopathy
Hyperkalemia may occur; monitor serum potassium within 1 week of initiation or titration of Aldactacine and regularly thereafter; if hyperkalemia occurs, reduce dose or discontinue treatment and treat hyperkalemia
Excessive diuresis may cause symptomatic dehydration, hypotension and worsening renal function, particularly in salt-depleted patients or those taking angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs)
Missed Dose of Aldactacine
Take your missed dose of Aldactacine as soon as you remember it.
Skip your missed dose if it's almost time for your next dose.
Don't "double-dose" to make up for a missed dose.
Aldactacine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- stomach pain or cramps
- enlarged or painful breasts in men or women
- irregular menstrual periods
- vaginal bleeding in post-menopausal ('after the change of life', the end of monthly menstrual periods) women
- difficulty maintaining or achieving an erection
- deepening of voice
- increased hair growth on parts of the body
So you doctor has suggested Aldactacine as a treatment option for your PCOS . What exactly is this drug, and how does it function in the body? Is this the right PCOS treatment for you?
Aldactone (Aldactacine) is classified as a potassium-sparing diuretic. It is prescribed for the treatment of congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease. It can also be used in combination with other drugs to treat diuretic induced low potassium and high blood pressure. Review side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information prior to taking any medication.
Taking lithium with Aldactacine can increase the effects of lithium. Your doctor may lower your dosage of lithium if you take these drugs together.
Aldactacine has been shown to be tumorigenic in chronic toxicity studies in rats; use only for specified indications.
This medication contains Aldactacine. Do not take Aldactone if you are allergic to Aldactacine or any ingredients contained in this drug.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Aldactacine is used to treat certain patients with hyperaldosteronism (the body produces too much aldosterone, a naturally occurring hormone); low potassium levels; heart failure; and in patients with edema (fluid retention) caused by various conditions, including liver, or kidney disease. It is also used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Aldactacine is in a class of medications called aldosterone receptor antagonists. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and sodium from the body into the urine but reduces the loss of potassium from the body.
High blood pressure is a common condition and when not treated, can cause damage to the brain, heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other parts of the body. Damage to these organs may cause heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, loss of vision, and other problems. In addition to taking medication, making lifestyle changes will also help to control your blood pressure. These changes include eating a diet that is low in fat and salt, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising at least 30 minutes most days, not smoking, and using alcohol in moderation.
Aldactacine is an aldosterone receptor antagonist and potassium-sparing diuretic widely used in the therapy of edema, particularly in patients with cirrhosis in which hyperaldosteronism appears to play a major role. Aldactacine has been linked to rare cases of clinically apparent drug induced liver disease.