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Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULASpironolactone 100 mg
COMPANYSearle Pharma
TYPETablet
About

About 

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to patients with high blood pressure (normal blood pressure for adult’s is usually 120/80 mmHg) and to patients with kidney diseases because of diabetes,who are suffering from hypertension.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is also prescribed to patients with history of heart diseases and stroke as Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is very efficient in decreasing risk of future heart illnesses.Hypertension left untreated can cause severe damage to the brain, heart, kidney,blood vessels and other body organs.High blood pressure is caused by excessive fluid in the blood vessels that Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is very effective in removing,thus lowering raised blood pressure levels.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is also commonly prescribed in moderate to severe edema (swelling in the body due to fluid retention) cases.

It is advised that Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S should be taken a minimum of 4-5 hours before sleeping at night as it may cause disrupted sleep due to the need to urinate at night time.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is not recommended to expecting or lactating mothers.Women planning on starting a family should refer to their doctor,the doctor is likely to change the dosage or the drug depending on the patient’s health.

A tablet per day is commonly prescribed to patients to be taken either with or without food.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken regularly,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.Patient’s ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of the hypertension or edema,as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of rebound hypertension (the re-emergence of high blood pressure),therefore,physicians taper of the Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S’s dosage before completely stopping it.

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S might show mild side effects such as stomach problems,dizziness,headache and skin rash which resolve on their own in a few days' time.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is not safe to be prescribed to individuals under the age of 18 years.While undergoing treatment with Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S,the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure,potassium levels along with liver and kidney function tests regularly.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

Indications

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  •  High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Edema (swelling in the body)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Decrease the risk of stroke

How Does Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S works on preventing Aldosterone,a hormone that stores Sodium along with water.Therefore,by disallowing the actions of Aldosterone,Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is able to remove excess water from the human body.

How To Use Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is prescribed to be taken 1-2 times daily;orally (by mouth) either with or without food,preferably 4-5 hours before bedtime.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S’s dosage may differ for each patient as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight,stage of illness,each patient’s response to Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers nor to women who are planning to start a family.

It is advised to not stop treatment abruptly without consulting a doctor as the risk of heart failure and stroke is significantly increased without the drug.It is normal to experience the changes of the drug on your body after a minimum of 2 weeks in cases of treatment for high blood pressure.For heart disease,the changes in the body and blood pressure brought about by Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S may take weeks or maybe months to experience.During the course of the treatment,the doctor may alter the dosage (either increase or decrease) after a grace period of a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to treatment and any adverse effects felt by the patient.

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S at the proper time each day.If patient misses a dose of Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

1-2 tablets per day are commonly prescribed to patients,though this might be altered by the doctor after a few weeks depending on the patient’s response to the drug and any side effects felt by the patient because of the drug.

Child Dosage

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to patients aged 18 years and below.

Elderly Dosage

For patients over the age of 65 years,the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

There isn't enough evidence to suggest that Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is safe to be prescribed to expectant mothers,therefore,if you are pregnant or planning to start a family while undergoing treatment with Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S,it’s best to consult a physician before ingesting any drug.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S may pass to the infant via breastmilk and is therefore not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Pregnancy 
  • Lactating mothers
  • Moderate to severe Liver impairment
  • Moderate to severe Kidney impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Heart impairment 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Patients aged 18 years and younger
  • Addison’s disease
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Hyperkalemia (high potassium levels in the blood)

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S

  • Elderly patients
  • Mild to moderate liver diseases/impairment
  • Mild to moderate kidney diseases/impairment
  • Mild to moderate heart diseases/impairment
  • Recent history of stroke 
  • History of alcohol abuse 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • K+ supplements
  • Other hypertensive medicines
  • Cholesterol modifying drugs (such as,Cholestyramine) 
  • Digoxin
  • Lithium  (Prescribed for bipolar and/or depression)
  • NSAIDs (Aspirin, Ibuprofen,Naproxen)
  • Aliskirin 
  • Angiotensin converting enzymes 
  • Angiotensin 2 receptor blockers 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperkalemia (excessive amounts of potassium in the body)
  • Fatigue

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Change in color of urine/Infrequent urination
  • Skin rash
  • Gynecomastia
  • Numbness of hands and feet/ankle
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dry mouth 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture.Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Dry Mouth- Can be helped by sipping water throughout the day,chewing sugarless gum and using alcohol free mouthwash,allowing ice to melt in the mouth or using a saliva substitute.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths,intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest and not to overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture.Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.

FAQ

#1. Can Lifestyle Changes Help Me With My Condition?

Yes. you can adopt certain healthy lifestyle changes in order to help with high blood pressure. These include quitting smoking,avoiding alcohol,eating a wholesome diet consisting of fresh vegetables and fruits with the cut down of salt, and incorporating physical activity in your daily routine.

#2. What If I Take Too Much Of Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital straight away.The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#3. Is It Safe To Have Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Before Undergoing Any Surgical Procedures?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as general anesthesia also tends to lower blood pressure levels in a few patients.

#4.How Is Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Supposed To Be Taken?

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is to be ingested orally one to two times daily or as per doctor’s prescription,preferably 4-5 hours before going to sleep fo the night.Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is to be taken either with or without food,preferably with water to ease the tablet’s passage to the patient’s throat.

#5. How Does Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Work?

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S works on preventing Aldosterone,a hormone that stores Sodium along with water.Therefore,by disallowing the actions of Aldosterone,Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is able to remove excess water from the human body.

#6.Is Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Safe During Pregnancy ?

There isn't enough evidence to suggest that Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is safe to be prescribed to expectant mothers,therefore,if you are pregnant or planning to start a family while undergoing treatment with Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S,it’s best to consult a physician before ingesting any drug.

#7.How To Store Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S?

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#8.Does Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Cause Addiction?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#9.What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S And How Often?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep a check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically.It is also advised that patients learn to monitor their own blood pressure levels daily from the comfort of their homes and inform their doctor of any changes seen.

#10. Can I Consume Alcohol With Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S?

Alcohol is also known to lower your blood pressure which if taken with the medication may lead to extreme dizziness. It is best to avoid the intake of alcohol during the course of your treatment.

#11.How Long Will I Have To Continue Taking The Medication?

It is a long-term treatment and you might have to continue taking the medication even for the rest of your life.

#12. What IF I Forget To Take The Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#13.Is Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Safe To Give To Elderly Patients?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.For eldery patients the dosage of the drug may be lower than normal due to decreased kidney function,Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S may not be effectively removed from the body and so,in such cases the doctor may prescribe an altered dose of the Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S.

#14.Can Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S Interfere With Fertility?

There is not evidence to support the above statement.If a patient does become pregnant it is imperative that they inform their doctor immediately as Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S can have fatal effects on the developing fetus.

#15.What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S?

  • Stomach problems (nausea,vomiting,diarrhea)
  • Headache 
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperkalemia (excessive amounts of potassium in the body)
  • Fatigue

#16. Can I Drive After Taking This  Medication?

Aldactone 100mg Tablet 10 'S is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

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