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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking It?

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking spironolactone if you have:
  • Liver disease, including cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Fluid or electrolyte problems
  • Addison's disease
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Warnings and Precautions With Spironolactone for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)

Specific Spironolactone Uses

Specific uses of spironolactone include:
  • Diagnosing and treating primary hyperaldosteronism (overproduction of the hormone aldosterone)
  • Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Decreasing the risk for hospitalization or death in people with severe heart failure 
  • Treating water retention (edema) caused by the following conditions:
  • Treating low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia).
(Click What Is Spironolactone Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
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