Spironolactone rids the body of excess fluid by making the kidneys produce a larger amount of urine. This makes it a diuretic drug. Some diuretic drugs lower the body’s potassium levels, but spironolactone is potassium-sparing, meaning that it does not do this, and is sometimes to treat low potassium, although that is not its main function. It is primarily used in cases of congestive heart failure, in which the heart has too much fluid to pump, cirrhosis of the liver, in which fluid backs up because blood cannot circulate through the liver, and kidney disease. It is also given to patients whose adrenal glands make too much of the hormone aldosterone, because it works by blocking aldosterone. Like all diuretics, it is also prescribed to treat high blood pressure. The less fluid the heart has to pump, the less pressure it needs to push the blood through the vessels.
Spironolactone is taken by tablet, the usual dose is between 25 to 200 mg daily
Common side effects:
- Stomach upset
- Nausea and vomiting
Cost of Aldactone
Price of spironolactone ranges between $8 and $12 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 25 mg, with coupon. To find the cheapest pharmacy near you and download a coupon, click here.
How to Get a Prescription for Aldactone
Aldactone is a prescription drug that needs to be prescribed by a licensed prescriber or physician. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your diuretics remotely through telemedicine and prescribe aldactone online. No insurance is needed.