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SPIRONLACTONE

Spiron
(25Mg /100Mg tablet)Active ingredient: Spironlactone
Belongs to the group of medicines called diuretics “water” tablets
It is indicated to patients with congestive heart failure, spiron helps to lose the extra fluid from your body. Extra fluid is lost as urine hence frequent urination

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This medicine can also be used to patients with
  • Nephrite syndrome- a kidney disorder that causes too much fluid in the body.
  • Ascites- too much fluid in your abdomen 
  • Primary aldosteronism – extra fluid in your body caused by too much of a hormone aldosterone

     CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • If you are hypersensitivity to spiron
  • If you suffer from anuria (cannot pass urine)
  • If you suffer from severe kidney disease
  • If you suffer from hyperkalemia (raised blood potassium level)
  • If you suffer from Addison’s disease
  • If you are breast feeding
  • If you are taking potassium sparing diuretics or potassium supplements
  • If you are taking eplerenone

SPECIAL CARE WITH MEDICINES

  • If you are pregnant
  • If you suffer from kidney 
  • If you are taking any other diuretic with this medicine because it may cause low sodium levels in the blood.

This medicine should be taken with food.

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Nausea, stomach upset
  • Confusion, dizziness
  • Menstrual problems in women
  • Change in sex drive for both women and men (libido)
  • Disturbances in body electrolytes
  • Skin rash, generalized itchiness
  • Hair loss
  • General weakness, muscle cramps
  • Sudden kidney failure
SPIRONLACTONE SPIRONLACTONE Reviewed by gafacom on September 13, 2017 Rating: 5

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