Compare Aldactazide vs. spironolactone

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Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

Prescription only
Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) removes excess fluid in your body and lowers your blood pressure, while helping keep your potassium levels safe.

Removes extra water from your body.

Aldactone (spironolactone) should be used with other medicines to get rid of excess fluid in your body, especially if you have heart failure.

Upsides
  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems due to low potassium levels in your blood.
  • Gets rid of extra fluids in your body.
  • Helpful for people who tend to have low potassium levels.
  • Has a low risk of causing muscle problems from low potassium levels in your blood.
  • More useful when taken with another diuretic that'll also help your body get rid of extra fluids.
  • Can lower blood pressure.
  • Reduces the risk of death in people with heart failure.
Downsides
  • Many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
  • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.
  • Can make you urinate more often.
  • Can make you sensitive to sunlight.
  • Shouldn't take it if you have a sulfa allergy.
  • Aldactone (spironolactone) doesn't work well on its own. It should be used with another drug to help get rid of excess fluids.
  • Has many possible side effects, especially when higher doses are used.
  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth.
  • You'll need to have blood tests done regularly since Aldactone (spironolactone) can affect your potassium levels and kidneys.
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Side effects
The Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Aldactone (spironolactone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Heart problems due to high potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Muscle problems due to electrolyte imbalance

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Severe allergic reactions

    History of sulfa allergies

  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Low blood pressure

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart problems from high potassium

    Current kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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