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(also known as Spironolactone)

Potassium-sparing diuretics are commonly used to help reduce the amount of water in the body. Unlike some other diuretics, these medicines do not cause your body to lose potassium.

Amiloride and spironolactone are also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). High blood pressure adds to the workload o... continue

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Overall, 81% (526 Members) find Aldactone helpful

Aldactone Reviews

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Caused my sodium levels to be to low.
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Works w/o side effects.
Just started it a month ago, seems to help with my night sweats and hot flashes.
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1 per day
Love this! It helps with my acne so much. Now I hardly ever get acne, only a few pimples around my period sometimes. I have so much more self-confidence now.
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works for fluid retention
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This helps. I can tell when I miss it. Side effects are minor but embarrassing as I am in my 40s and had to get used to bladder issues.
Works well for acne and slowed hair growth
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helps keep the potassium from bottoming great.
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Usually prescribed to control blood pressure using for hormone control. Working so far so good 2 weeks now
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  1. Discussion: Spironolactone/Aldactone, My story, Doctors advice
    Going on Month 4 of taking the Spironolactone 100 mg tablet once daily at the same time every day. I still get flare ups even in new areas that last 2... [More]
  2. Discussion: Spironolactone/Aldactone, My story, Doctors advice
    I used Spironolactone for years and finally stopped because I didn't think it was helping. However, after I stopped I seem to get abcesses more frequ... [More]
  3. Discussion: Spironolactone/Aldactone, My story, Doctors advice
    I've started taking the medication and so far all I notice is that it makes me sleepy. I've decided to take it because currently I'm experiencing a fl... [More]
  4. Discussion: Spironolactone/Aldactone, My story, Doctors advice
    I took Spironolactone for about 18 months and after about 6 wks saw improvement. However, I stopped taking it to start a family. I had my son 7 months... [More]
  5. Discussion: Spironolactone/Aldactone, My story, Doctors advice
    Hi Everyone, I haven't posted for a while, I hope you are feeling well. I recently saw a new dermatologist and wanted to share my story and the de... [More]