What is Aldactone tablets used for?

Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used to treat swelling (edema) caused by certain conditions (such as heart failure, liver disease) by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems.

What is the generic name for spironolactone?

Spironolactone oral tablet is available as the brand-name drug Aldactone and as a generic drug.

How long can I take Aldactone?

ALDACTONE is administered at a daily dosage of 400 mg for three to four weeks. Correction of hypokalemia and of hypertension provides presumptive evidence for the diagnosis of primary hyperaldosteronism.

Is Aldactone used for hair loss?

Aldactone (spironolactone) helps to restore the hormone balance and treat female pattern hair loss. Aldactone isn’t approved specifically for hair loss treatment, so when doctors use it, it’s considered an “off-label” use.

Does Aldactone help hair growth?

Aldactone won’t help you grow new hair, says Francesca J. Fusco, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. But it can help the thinning hairs become thicker and fuller.

Is Aldactone a blood thinner?

Some diuretics can make your body lose too much potassium. But potassium-sparing diuretics, including spironolactone, help your body get rid of fluid without losing too much potassium. Spironolactone isn’t a blood thinner. It doesn’t affect your blood’s ability to form clots, which is what blood thinners do.

What does Aldactone do for the heart?

This medication is used to treat patients with heart failure when systolic dysfunction is present. Aldactone is usually prescribed to prevent heart failure symptoms from becoming worse. Aldactone protects the heart by blocking a certain chemical (aldosterone) in the body that causes salt and fluid build-up.