spironolactone, Aldactone (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of spironolactone include headache, diarrhea, cramps, drowsiness, rash, nausea, vomiting, impotence, irregular menstrual periods, and irregular hair growth. Fluid and electrolytes imbalance (for example, low sodium, low magnesium, and high potassium) may occur, so patients should be monitored carefully. Enlargement of the breasts (gynecomastia) may also occur and is related to dose and duration of therapy. It usually reverses upon discontinuation of spironolactone.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/6/2014


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