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Dosing Information

The dose of spironolactone your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • How you respond to the medication.
     
As with any medication, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Spironolactone Dosing for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Spironolactone can potentially interact with a number of medicines (see Drug Interactions With Spironolactone for more information).
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much spironolactone may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Rash
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Electrolyte imbalance.
     
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Spironolactone Overdose for more information.)
 

How Should Spironolactone Be Stored?

Spironolactone should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be kept in an airtight container.
 
Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your spironolactone as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
 
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