Aldactazide

(spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

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Lowers blood pressure and removes extra water from your body.

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Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) removes extra fluid from your body and lowers your blood pressure, but can cause dangerously high potassium levels.

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

Upsides

  • Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with high blood pressure.
  • Good combination pill if you have both high blood pressure and heart failure or liver failure.
  • Prevents further heart remodeling in heart failure, which lowers your risk of death.
  • Helpful for people who tend to accumulate fluid in their arms, legs, or stomach.
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Downsides

  • Can increase the risk of tumor growth with long term use.
  • Regular blood tests are needed to monitor your electrolytes and kidney function, and more frequently if you have liver or kidney disease.
  • Can make you more sensitive to sunlight.
  • May cause a reaction 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 2 diuretics, hydrochlorothiazide and spironolactone. They act on different parts of your kidney to remove water from your blood, which lowers blood pressure.

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

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What to expect when you take Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) for Heart failure

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  • Breast swelling or pain
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • High blood sugar
  • Cramping
  • Muscle spasm
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Side effect rates for Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

Risks and Warnings for Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Longer use with Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide)

    Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) can cause tumors, especially if you take it for a long time. You should use Aldactazide (spironolactone / hydrochlorothiazide) only for as long as necessary to minimize your risk. Talk to your doctor if this is a concern for you.

    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
  • Regular blood tests are needed to monitor your electrolytes and kidney function, and more frequently if you have liver or kidney disease.