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Nausea, fever, and headache are some of the side effects that have been reported with Aldactone. Side effects of the medication, in most cases, appear to be minor and easily treated. However, you should seek medical attention right away if you develop breast lumps, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or any signs of an allergic reaction.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Aldactone® (spironolactone); however, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aldactone. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of side effects with you.)
Aldactone has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, a few of the possible reactions to Aldactone included:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED (see Spironolactone and Impotence)
- Menstrual problems, including irregular or absent periods
- Drowsiness or lethargy.