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Aldostix Tablet

Aldostix Tablet

Bal Pharma Ltd
Uses of Aldostix Tablet:
Oedema, Oedema, High blood pressure
Composition of Aldostix Tablet:
Spironolactone 50mg + Furosemide 20mg
18.75
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MRP: ₹25
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Uses

Spironolactone is generally used in treatment of the treatment of oedema. Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.
Furosemide is generally used in treatment of high blood pressure and oedema Used in treatement of oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

Side effects

  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Confusion
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Decreased potassium level in blood
  • Dehydration
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased blood uric acid
  • Increased creatinine level in blood
  • Increased thirst
  • Leg cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

How to use

Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Spironolactone, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Spironolactone is to be taken with food.
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Furosemide, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Furosemide is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.

How it works

Spironolactone is a diuretic drug. It's a potassium-sparing diuretic that reduces the excessive electrolytes and water from the body without losing potassium thereby lowering the blood pressure and swelling by eliminiating
Furosemide is a diuretic. It removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body by increasing the amount of urine produced. In doing so, it causes potassium loss.
Q. What is Spironolactone?
Spironolactone belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets) It is a diuretic, which helps to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).

Q. Is Spironolactone an over the counter drug?
Spironolactone is a prescription drug and is available only with a valid prescription by the physician. It is not an over the counter medicine.

Q. Can Spironolactone cause constipation?
Spironolactone has not been reported to cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if you have constipation while taking Spironolactone as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with indomethacin?
Indomethacin may increase the diuretic effect of Spironolactone and both can increase the potassium levels in the blood. Patients should follow doctors advice if these two medicines are to be used together.

Q. Can I use Spironolactone for weight control?
{No, Spironolactone is not used for weight control. consult a doctor for the right therapy for weight control.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with paracetamol (acetaminophen)?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone forever?
Spironolactone should be taken at prescribed doses for prescribed duration as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. How long can I take Spironolactone for acne?
Do not take Spironolactone for acne unless advised by your doctor as it is not approved for use in this condition. If you are given Spironolactone for acne, please take it for a duration as advised by your doctor.

Q. Can males take Spironolactone for acne?
Spironolactone can be used for treating acne in males. It decreases sebum production and can be helpful, but it is not used in men because it blocks the action of androgens (male hormone) at the receptor sites in tissue and can cause feminizing physical side effects. If you are suffering from acne and you are a male. consult your physician before taking any medicines for your condition.

Q. Is Spironolactone an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor?
Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body. It is not an ACE inhibitor.

Q. Is Spironolactone a thiazide diuretic?
No, Spironolactone is not a thiazide diuretic. It belongs to a different class of diuretics known as the potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with birth control?
Spironolactone can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) as no drug-drug interactions or side effects have been reported when used together. However, interactions can occur. Talk to your doctor before taking Spironolactone with any birth control pills (oral contraceptives).

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with phentermine?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with amoxicillin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone without birth control?
Spironolactone alone is used to treat conditions like congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites). Spironolactone with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) is used in women for the treatment of their acne. However, it is not yet approved for the treatment of acne. Talk to your doctor before taking any medicine for acne.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with metformin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with isotretinoin?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with guaifenesin?
Spironolactone can be used with guaifenesin.No drug-drug interactions have been clinically observed between the two. but, interactions can occur. Please discuss your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with vitamins?
As of now no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two and can be taken together. However, to be on safer side consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause weight gain?
Spironolactone does not cause weight gain. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight gain while taking Spironolactone.

Q. Does Spironolactone stop your period?
Spironolactone does not stop period, however, it can cause irregular periods. Please consult your doctor if you experience irregular periods while taking Spironolactone.

Q. Does Spironolactone help hirsutism (excessive hair growth)?
Spironolactone can be used for the treatment of hirsuitism. Do not take Spironolactone for hirsuitism unless advised by your doctor.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause weight loss?
Spironolactone does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Spironolactone as it could be due to some other underlying conditions.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause hair loss?
Spironolactone can cause hair loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience hair loss while taking Spironolactone as the dose of the drug may needs to be changed.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause depression?
Spironolactone does not cause depression. Please consult your doctor if you experience depression while taking Spironolactone.

Q. Does Spironolactone help with acne?
Spironolactone is not approved for the treatment of acne. However, it noted to be effective in treating acne in females when it is prescribed and paired with a birth control pill. A significant number of patients have reported that they have seen positive results in the pairing of these two medications, although these results may not be seen for up to three months. consult your doctor if you are suffering from acne as the therapy should be started only when advised by a doctor.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause hyponatremia?
Spironolactone can cause hyponatremia (very low level of sodium in the blood). Hyponatremia signs and symptoms may include nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, loss of energy and tiredness, restlessness and irritability, muscle weakness, spasms or cramps, seizures, and coma. Please consult your doctor if you have the signs and symptoms of hyponatremia as it requires proper diagnosis and management.

Q. Does Spironolactone increase estrogen?
No, Spironolactone is not known to increase estrogen levels. It is a steroid that blocks the effects of the hormones aldosterone and testosterone and has some effects similar to those of the hormone progesterone.

Q. Does Spironolactone work?
Spironolactone works if taken in the prescribed dose for the prescribed duration as recommended by your doctor

Q. Is Spironolactone safe?
Spironolactone is safe to use if the dose is taken as prescribed for the prescribed duration as per the advice of the doctor.

Q. Is Spironolactone a diuretic?
Spironolactone belongs to the class of potassium sparing diuretics (water tablets) It is a diuretic, which helps to lose excess fluid from your body. They may be used for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (oedema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites), a cancerous disease with swelling of the abdomen (malignant ascites) and diagnosis and treatment of primary aldosteronism (a condition where excess hormone is produced).

Q. Is Spironolactone a steroid?
Spironolactone is a synthetic steroid. It works by blocking the effects of the hormones aldosterone. It also blocks the action of testosterone.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause insomnia (inability to sleep)?
Spironolactone is not known to cause insomnia (inability to sleep). However, it can make you feel drowsy (sleepy). Consult your doctor if you experience sleep problems while taking Spironolactone.

Q. Is Spironolactone a beta blocker?
No, Spironolactone is not a beta blocker. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Is Spironolactone a hormone?
No, Spironolactone is not a hormone. It is a potassium-sparing diuretic (water tablets), which helps you lose excess fluid from your body.

Q. Is Spironolactone a blood pressure medication?
Spironolactone not indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it is a diuretic, which helps you lose excess fluid from your body and can lower your blood pressure especially if you are also taking other blood pressure lowering drugs. Talk to your doctor before taking Spironolactone if you are a hypertensive and also taking blood pressure lowering drugs.

Q. Is Spironolactone a controlled substance?
Spironolactone is a prescription medicine and is available on providing a valid prescription.It is not a controlled substance.

Q. Is Spironolactone harmful to kidneys?
In those who already have impaired kidney function Spironolactone can lead to acute kidney failure . Always inform your doctor if you have kidney problems as you may have to be given a different dose and a close monitoring of your kidney function test may be required.

Q. Is Spironolactone a blood thinner?
Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic (also known as water tablets).It is not a blood thinner.

Q. Does Spironolactone cause cancer?
Breast cancer has been reported as a very rare side effect of Spironolactone. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concern regarding this side effect.

Q. Can I take Spironolactone with furosemide?
Both Spironolactone and furosemide are diuretics. However, they belong to the different class of diuretics. When used together, they can increase the diuretic effect of each other. Also, Spironolactone causes an increase in potassium levels while furosemide decreases the potassium levels. Effect of this interaction is not very clear. So, it is advisable to talk to your doctor before taking the two drugs together.

Q. Can I use Spironolactone with Torasemide?
The combination of Spironolactone and Torasemide is beneficial in maintaining the blood potassium levels. Torsemide is a loop diuretic and causes loss of potassium from your body while Spironolactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic which prevents the loss of potassium.

Q. How is Furosemide different from Torasemide?
Both Furosemide and Torasemide are loop diuretics and are used to treat high blood pressure and edema caused by an underlying liver, kidney or lung diseases but Furosemide is also used in the treatment of hypercalcemia (high calcium levels in the blood). However, Torasemide has a long duration of action and is safe to use in patients with renal failure as compared to Furosemide.
  • Your doctor has prescribed Spironolactone along with other medicines to get rid of excess fluids in your body.Avoid driving or using machinery if you feel dizzy after taking Spironolactone.Avoid potassium-rich supplements or salt substitutes when taking Spironolactone.Spironolactone may cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.You may have muscle weakness, skin changes, and red or black tarry stool.Your frequency of urination will increase within 2 to 3 days of taking Spironolactone.Spironolactone helps remove fluid from your body when used with other drugs.It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Spironolactone affects you.It may cause the level of potassium in blood to go up. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.Your doctor will regularly check your kidney function and the amount of potassium in your blood while you're on this drug.Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, diarrhoea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
  • Furosemide helps removes excess water from your body and lower blood pressure.Take it in the morning with breakfast to avoid getting up at night to urinate.May cause dizziness in the initial days of treatment.Monitor your blood pressure after starting Furosemide, and notify your doctor if it hasn't gone down.Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, tiredness, or muscle weakness that doesn't go away.Take potassium supplements or potassium-rich diet (banana, spinach, coconut water etc) as Furosemide can decrease your potassium levels and lead to dehydration.Requires routine blood tests to monitor your kidney function.

Product Details

SKU: PC-202
Product Description: Aldostix Tablet is manufactured by Bal Pharma Ltd
Packing: Strip
Condition: New
Sold by: Pulse Pharmacy India Pvt. Ltd.
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