Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Spironolactone exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Spironolactone must be taken regularly for it to work well. Continue taking Spironolactone even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor.
Always take Spironolactone with food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease.
You may need to have routine blood tests done to monitor your body's response to the medicine. Your doctor will advise you if this is necessary and how often it needs to be done.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, always inform your doctor, surgeon or dentist that you are taking Spironolactone.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Spironolactone.
Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Spironolactone.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Do not take potassium supplements.
Avoid taking large portions of food that is high in potassium such as orange juice, bananas or prunes, unless your doctor has told you that it is alright to consume them.
Why do I need this medicine?
Spironolactone is used to treat water retention caused by heart, liver or kidney disease. Water retention may be noticed as swelling of the feet, ankles, lower leg and hands. For this reason, it is commonly known as a "water pill".
It is also used on its own or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure.
Spironolactone may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as decided by your doctor.
What side effects could I experience?
Spironolactone may cause dizziness and tiredness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert. Spironolactone may make you dizzy when you get up from a sitting or lying down position. To minimise this problem, stand up slowly.
Spironolactone may also cause nausea, stomach upset and headache.
Alert your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Some side effects may be serious but not common. Alert your doctor quickly if you experience confusion or muscle weakness.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
- digoxin or other types of heart medicines
- high blood pressure medicines
- drospirenone (a birth control pill)
- lithium (a mood medicine)
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, multivitamins, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.