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Spironolactone (Aldactone) - Summary
Spironolactone, marketed under the name Aldactone, is a medication that has traditionally been used to treat high blood pressure, low potassium levels, excess fluid in the body and hyperaldosteronism. Some reports are that spironolactone might influence acne and hair growth. Push Health can help connect people who need to use spironolactone with medical providers in their area who can prescribe spironolactone and Aldactone if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Spironolactone (Aldactone) - Uses and Mechanism
Spironolactone is an oral medication that is marketed under the brand names like Aldactone and Spiractin. Part of a class of medications known as potassium-sparing medications, spironolactone is an antagonist of aldosterone and causes the excretion of sodium and water and the retention of potassium. Through this mechanism, spironolactone is both a diuretic and a medication with antihypertensive effects on both the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Spironolactone also has antiandrogenic effects and can block androgen hormones such as testosterone. As an antiandrogen, spironolactone and Aldactone can cause effects similar to estrogen and can cause gynecomastia. Spironolactone tablets are generally available in doses of 25 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg. Aldactone (spironolactone) is rapidly metabolized. When taken with food, the bioavailability of spironolactone was increased. Spironolactone is not soluble in water.
Spironolactone - Medication Cost
Generic spironolactone is relatively affordable at under $1 per pill. Branded spironolactone, or Aldactone, is also generally available at under $1 per pill at many pharmacies. Different insurance plans may cover any out-of-pocket costs for spironolactone. Spironolactone and Aldactone pills are not available over-the-counter (OTC) and require a valid prescription from a medical provider. Spironolactone coupons are also available at times online.
Can I Buy Spironolactone (Aldactone) Online?
Spironolactone, Aldactone and other forms of branded spironolactone all require a prescription in the US. As a result, one cannot simply buy spironolactone online. Push Health helps people who need spironolactone pills connect with medical providers who can prescribe Aldactone or spironolactone if it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Spironolactone - Side Effects
Spironolactone use can result in side effects. Commonly, spironolactone can lead to high potassium levels, nause, vomiting, and a low libido. Other electrolyte and metabolic abnormalities are also known side effects. Hypotension, or low blood pressure, and gynecomastia can also result from spironolactone use. People with liver and kidney problems should not use spironolactone unless directed to do so by their medical provider. All questions regarding generic and branded spironolactone should be discussed with one's pharmacist and medical provider before use of the medication.
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Last updated April 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.