Compare spironolactone vs. Edecrin

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Aldactone
(spironolactone)

Edecrin
(ethacrynic acid)

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.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 30 (25mg) tablets of spironolactone
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Side effects
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The spironolactone FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
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Aldactone (spironolactone) is a potassium-sparing diuretic that blocks aldosterone (a hormone) and helps the kidney get rid of excess fluids in your body.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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  • Edema
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines that lower your blood pressure
  • Current kidney problems
  • Taking other medicines that increase potassium
  • Use of salt substitutes
Detailed Aldactone (spironolactone) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Kidneys and liver
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    • You'll need to have blood tests done regularly since Aldactone (spironolactone) can affect your potassium levels and kidneys.
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    Pain
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    • It can cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
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    Upsides and benefits
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    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
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    • 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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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Can make you dizzy or cause trouble concentrating, so be careful using it until you know how the medicine affects you.
    • Don't use supplements or salt substitutes that are high in potassium.
    • It can cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
    • Tell your doctor about any muscle weakness, skin changes, and red or black tarry stool.
    • You will urinate more often within 2 to 3 days, and will have lower blood pressure in 2 to 3 weeks.
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