Congestive Heart Failure Home > Aldactone

Aldactone is a type of diuretic that is used for treating high blood pressure, water retention, heart failure, and low potassium levels. It can also be used to diagnose and treat primary hyperaldosteronism. The drug, which is available by prescription, comes in tablet form and is generally taken once or twice daily. Potential side effects include diarrhea, fever, and drowsiness.

What Is Aldactone?

Aldactone® (spironolactone) is a prescription medicine that is used as a diuretic for various conditions. It is known as a "potassium-sparing" diuretic.
 

Who Makes Aldactone?

Brand-name Aldactone is made by Pfizer. Generic Aldactone is made by a few different manufacturers.
 

What Is It Used For?

Specific uses of this medication include:
 
 
 
  • Treating low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia)
  • Decreasing the risk for hospitalization or death in people with severe heart failure.
 
(Click Aldactone Uses for more information on what Aldactone is used for, including possible off-label uses.)
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Other Articles in This eMedTV Presentation
Advertisement


Topics & Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.