Spironolactone is used to treat heart failure, and sometimes other conditions.
Take spironolactone regularly as directed.
Take the tablets with a glass of water.
Measure the liquid carefully with an oral syringe or measuring spoon.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with spironolactone including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Changes in heartbeat, muscle cramps or weakness
|Tell your doctor|
Enlarged breasts (in males)
Trouble getting or keeping an erection, less interest in sex
Changes in periods
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
Symptoms of low blood pressure such as dizziness or fainting
|Stand up slowly. If it continues, or is severe, tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. June 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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