What are side effects of spironolactone?
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
- muscle weakness, pain, or cramps.
- pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet.
- inability to move arms or legs.
- changes in heartbeat.
- extreme tiredness.
What are the most common side effects of spironolactone?
Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or headache may occur. To minimize lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. If any of these effects last or get worse, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Do you gain weight on spironolactone?
There are concerns that spironolactone can cause weight gain, but there isn’t much evidence it does. For example, the package insert for the drug doesn’t list weight gain as a side effect. Along with weight gain, many people worry that spironolactone will make their skin look worse when they first start taking it.
What should you not take with spironolactone?
Avoid taking salt substitutes that contain potassium or potassium supplements while taking spironolactone. Try to avoid foods high in potassium (such as avocados, bananas, coconut water, spinach, and sweet potato) because eating these foods may lead to potentially fatal hyperkalemia (high blood potassium levels).
Does spironolactone help with belly fat?
Because of its unique effects, spironolactone has a wide variety of FDA-approved and off-label uses. There is no evidence that spironolactone works specifically for weight loss. But spironolactone might help reduce weight that’s related to fluid retention, especially in women with bloating and swelling due to PMS.
Can I take vitamin D with spironolactone?
Interactions between your drugs No interactions were found between spironolactone and Vitamin D3. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
What happens when I stop taking spironolactone?
If you stop taking it suddenly: If you stop taking this drug, you may start retaining water. You may also have a sudden increase in your blood pressure. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke.
What is spironolactone?
It is a steroid that blocks the effects of the hormones aldosterone and testosterone and has some estrogen -like effects. Spironolactone belongs to a class of medications known as potassium-sparing diuretics. Spironolactone was discovered in 1957, and was introduced in 1959. It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines.
How long does it take for spironolactone to work?
Spironolactone controls high blood pressure, edema, heart failure, and hyperaldosteronism but does not cure these conditions. It may take about 2 weeks or longer before the full effect of spironolactone occurs.
Does spironolactone cause teratogenicity?
A study found that spironolactone was not associated with teratogenicity in the offspring of rats. Because it is an antiandrogen, however, spironolactone could theoretically have the potential to cause feminization of male fetuses at sufficient doses.
Can spironolactone be used for rosacea?
Spironolactone has been studied in the treatment of rosacea in both males and females. Spironolactone has been studied in fibromyalgia in women. It has also been studied in bulimia nervosa in women, but was not found to be effective.