Spironolactone belongs to a class of medications called Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonist (MRA). It works on your kidneys to remove extra water and salts in your body. This will decrease the pressure on the blood vessels and allow the heart to work less hard. It is also used to reduce the amount of fluid present in the lungs as a result of heart failure.
Heart failure is a condition where the heart is weak and is unable to pump enough blood to the rest of the body. This medication is used in heart failure to improve the survival rate, reduce the symptoms of heart failure such as breathlessness or leg swelling and reduce the chance of being admitted to the hospital because of heart failure.
This medication may also be used to treat high blood pressure or high aldosterone (a type of hormone) levels.
Inform your healthcare professional if these side effects do not go away and become bothersome to you.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.