Aldactone is a medication that is used to maintain the proper levels of potassium in the body. It also prevents the human body from absorbing excess salt. It is generally available in strips of 10 tablets.
It helps in maintaining the proper level of salt in the body without causing much issues. Excessive absorption of salt may cause serious problems to the body. The level of potassium in the body is also maintained by the intake of this drug. It is also used to treat the presence of excess aldosterone in the human body. This drug can be considered as a type of hormone that is usually generated by the adrenal glands.
It can also help to retain fluid in the body. Kidney disorders such as nephritic syndrome can be managed using this tablet. Use of this tablet depends on your current condition. Problems such as heart failure, high blood pressure, or breathing problems can be easily controlled when this medicine is taken as per the prescription.
Dosage and administration
It is available in tablet form and is available in 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg strengths. Consumption of Aldactone must not exceed the limit of 200 mg per day. It can be taken continuously for five days.
If it is taken at a 200 mg dose per day for five days, it can help to treat problems such as edema in adults. It can also be used to treat hypertension when taken at a 100 mg dose per day for a few days, as recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. Problems such as hypokalemia can also be treated when the daily dose is taken in the range of 25 mg to 100 mg.
Even though this drug is used for the betterment of one's health condition, one may experience side effects. Some common side effects are listed below.
- Stomach upsets and gas.
- Headaches and dizziness.
- Vision problems, fever, and joint pain.
It is best to inform your doctor immediately about any sort of side effects that you may experience during the consumption of this drug. Stop taking the medication as well until you have consulted with your doctor or pharmacist.