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Spironolactone (Aldactone) is classified as a potassium-sparing diuretic. Spironolactone (Aldactone) is prescribed for the treatment of congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease. It can also be used in combination with other drugs to treat diuretic induced low potassium and high blood pressure. Side effects and drug interactions should be reviewed prior to taking spironolactone (Aldactone).

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