While most people's conditions improve with spironolactone-HCTZ (Aldactazide), alternatives are available for those who develop side effects or who find the drug to be ineffective. Common alternatives for controlling high blood pressure include consuming less alcohol, exercising more, and changing your diet. Aldactazide alternatives for treating water retention include limiting your salt and fluid intake, becoming more active, and trying other diuretics.
Aldactazide® (spironolactone-HCTZ) is a prescription medicine used for controlling high blood pressure or dealing with fluid retention. It is a combination of two diuretic medications: spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). The drug is generally effective in treating these conditions, and most people tolerate it well. However, as with all medicines, side effects can occur or the medicine may not work as well as intended. Fortunately, several alternatives to Aldactazide are available for treating high blood pressure or water retention.
- Losing weight
- Limiting your salt intake
- Becoming more physically active
- Drinking less alcohol
- Changing your diet (including eating more fruits and vegetables)
- Taking other medications (see High Blood Pressure Medication for more information).
(Click High Blood Pressure Treatment for information on other treatment options.)