Aldactazide

(Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure. Removes extra water from your body.

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

Quick facts about Aldactazide
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)
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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.
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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.
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How it works

Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) is a combination medicine that lowers your blood pressure with two diuretics (water pills), hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone. They act on different parts of your kidney to get rid of extra fluids.

Quick facts about Aldactazide
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

Dosage forms

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Side effect rates for Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Risks and Warnings for Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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  • Use of Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) in rats showed higher risk of tumor growth, and should only be used for FDA approved indications.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Aldactazide (Spironolactone / Hydrochlorothiazide) can increase the amount of potassium in your body. High potassium can cause heart problems. Baseline and routine blood tests are needed to monitor your potassium and kidney function.
  • Get your blood pressure, potassium, and kidney function checked one week after starting the medicine, then routinely after.
  • Needs blood tests to monitor electrolytes and kidney function.