Can Aldoleo cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. These usually improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following side-effects continue or become troublesome.
What Is Aldoleo and How Does It Work?
Aldoleo is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) caused by certain conditions (such as heart failure, liver disease) by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems.
Aldoleo is also used to treat low potassium levels and conditions in which the body is making too much of a natural chemical (aldosterone).
Aldoleo is known as a "water pill" (potassium-sparing diuretic).
Aldoleo has also been used to treat excessive hair growth (hirsutism) in women with polycystic ovary disease.
Aldoleo is available under the following different brand names: Aldactone.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Aldoleo 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 Aldoleo 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, Aldoleo 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 Aldoleo will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Aldoleo can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Drug interactions overview
- Coadministration of PO suspension and lithium reduces the renal clearance of lithium, inducing a high risk of lithium toxicity
- Reported that of coadministration of PO suspension and an NSAID can reduce the diuretic, natriuretic, and antihypertensive effect of loop, potassium-sparing, and thiazide diuretics
- NSAID administration can reduce diuretic, natriuretic, and antihypertensive effect of diuretics; when Aldoleo and NSAIDs are used concomitantly, monitor closely to determine if the desired effect of the diuretic is obtained
- Acetylsalicylic acid may reduce the efficacy of Aldoleo; coadministration with acetylsalicylic acid may need to be titrated to higher maintenance dose and monitor closely to determine if the desired effect is obtained
- Coadministration of Aldoleo with potassium supplementation, salt substitutes containing potassium, a diet rich in potassium, or drugs that can increase potassium (eg, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, NSAIDs, heparin and low molecular weight heparin) may lead to severe hyperkalemia
- Risk of worsening of renal function can also occur with concomitant use of nephrotoxic drugs (eg, aminoglycosides, cisplatin, NSAIDs); monitor volume status and renal function periodically
- Aldoleo and its metabolites interfere with radioimmunoassays for digoxin and increase the apparent exposure to digoxin; use an assay that does not interact with Aldoleo
- Hyperkalemic metabolic acidosis reported in patients given Aldoleo concurrently with cholestyramine
Addressing Your PCOS Through Lifestyle Changes
What’s important to remember about PCOS is that it’s not fundamentally about the individual symptoms, like excess hair growth (hirsutism), acne, infertility or even weight gain. In order to effectively address the disorder of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS , you need to target and address the root of the problem, namely, insulin resistance . Once your insulin resistance is effectively addressed, you’ll soon see your PCOS symptoms lessen.
The solution to addressing or even reversing your insulin resistance is embarking on a healthier lifestyle. A healthier lifestyle includes proper nutrition, regular exercise and using appropriate, all-natural supplements, all parts of the Insulite Laboratories’ Five Elements System. These are safe, effective and natural solutions to your IR, and in turn, many of your PCOS symptoms.
If you are suffering from and with the difficult symptoms from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, please don’t lose hope! Use our resources here at Insulite Labs. We are pioneering the field of natural, lifestyle-based remedies for PCOS (and other insulin resistance -related conditions). You will find our educational resources, blog, forum and support groups – and our natural PCOS System – invaluable in your journey back to optimal health!
“insulin resistance and Pre-Diabetes,” National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, October 2008, “insulin resistance Symptoms, Causes, Treatment,” MedicineNet, 2011, http://www.medicinenet.com/insulin_resistance/page2.htm#toce, (30 September 2011).
“Aldoleo (Aldactone),” MedicineNet.com, 17 December 2008, http://www.medicinenet.com/Aldoleo/article.htm, (30 September 2011).
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What is Aldoleo?
Aldoleo is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.
Aldoleo is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension), or hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood).
Aldoleo also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome.
Aldoleo is also used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too much aldosterone in your body. Aldosterone is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body.
Rated Aldoleo (Aldactone) for Acne Report
Don’t take this. Yes your skin will look great but you will be sore, lose your sex drive and gain a truckload of weight. seriously I just threw mine in the trash. Also if breast cancer runs in your family you should not take. Side effect not worth it.